We won $15, now I can spend more time with family


Denver airport worker looks forward to working less and spending more time with family

By: Tagelsir Mohamed, DEN wheelchair agent and security officer

By: Tagelsir Mohamed, DEN wheelchair agent and security officer

I’ve been working two jobs, 70 hours a week, at Denver International Airport as a Wheelchair Attendant and Security officer. I live with my wife and four daughters. The pay isn’t enough when you have kids. Everything is going up in Denver. I recently paid $900 for one of my daughters to get just one book. She wants to be a doctor.

That’s why I spoke out a City Hall and joined with my coworkers until we won a raise. 

Once I earn $15, I will be able to work one job. I will be able to help my daughters pay for college. I plan to spend more time with my youngest daughter and get her ready to follow her older sister’s footsteps and attend college. Finally, I will be able to spend more time with my wife. 

We will continue to fight to improve our working conditions at the airport, but this is one step in the right direction.

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