Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl. Airport To Launch 'Safe Airports' Campaign

There's a new push to make sure our entire community is ready for a possible airport emergency.

On Thursday afternoon, the union that represents more than 600 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport workers is launching what it's calling the "Safe Airports" campaign.

The union's members want mandatory emergency training for all passenger service workers. On Thursday, airport security experts will be joined by U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, Broward County Vice Mayor Beam Furr, representatives from the worker’s union for airport employees to unveil the findings from a recent survey of airport employees in response to the January 6th shooting that killed five people and injured six others.

The 24-page report shows only a third of more than 100 workers surveyed had received any kind of emergency training.... and that aggravated the chaos during and after the gunfire.

The union is also calling for a raise in the county’s Living Wage to help workers out of poverty and reduce employee turnover.

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