The workers have been living in dormitory-style housing for up to six months, getting paid only $1.50 per hour and a $50 a day allowance.
"When the airport opened, they were all well-paying jobs; now they're all minimum wage, with no benefits and many are contracted out."
October 24 marks events in two of the most significant struggles by workers in U.S. history: for shorter hours and better wages.
The drive to enact a higher state minimum wage in Minnesota has gained steam.
Fast food workers and their supporters packed a Wendy's restaurant in Oakland Oct. 15, demanding a living wage and labor rights.
Two recently published reports shed damning light on the high cost of low wages in the fast food industry.
Labor leader Mahmoud Abu Odeh is hoping American trade unionists will help Palestinian workers achieve basic rights. He says it is a question of human needs shared by Americans, Palestinians and Israelis.