Jim Burns joined a union when he began working as a ground refueler at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport 18 years ago. But in 2008, he said, workers lost union representation and, with that, raises holidays, vacation time and other benefits.
“We’re underpaid, understaffed and overworked,” Burns said.
On Wednesday, Burns and other local employees with Menzies Aviation, the company that handles refueling and other services at the airport, demonstrated outside to push their employer to recognize their union.
They also called for an end to the federal government shutdown that’s meant Transportation Security Administration employees at the airport...