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Florida airline workers rally for better pay and work benefits

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Florida airline workers want better pay and benefits.

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According to a new union report, they say the issues are leading to short staffing and increased turnover.

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The report claims nearly 700 airport workers in Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Fort Lauderdale said they are spending close to 60% of their incomes on housing, and 90% said they do not have paid sick leave.

Photos: Florida airline workers rally for better pay and work benefits

Rep. Darren Soto joined workers in Orlando this week to demand Congress and Gov. Ron DeSantis do something about it.

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“We need more people to work, but right now people are resigning,” said airport worker, Anna Vazquez.

The union report comes on the heels of the introduction of a federal act that would set national minimum wages of at least $15 an hour or higher, plus paid time off, affordable health insurance and other benefits for contracted airline workers.

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