WASHINGTON — TSA workers are going on strike to protest the agency’s $15 an hour minimum wage proposal, which they say would make them less able to survive on minimum wage.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Teamsters Local 925 said on Wednesday that it was joining a nationwide effort to protest TSA’s wage hike.
The IBTimes news service reports the workers at the agency have demanded an increase in pay to $15 per hour over the next four years.
The TSA has not responded to the IBTime’s request for comment.
The wage hike comes as the agency is under scrutiny over the deadly shooting at the Los Angeles airport.
The union’s statement said the wage hike would hurt the agency because it would not provide a stable and safe job to its workers.TSA has also been criticized by a group of state attorneys general for the way it has handled the investigation into the Los Angeleno shooting.
The agency has been under scrutiny for the lack of an investigation into why a man opened fire at the airport in December, killing three people and injuring more than a dozen others.