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Reader: DIA Makes Tons of Money While Employees Get Pocket Change

Airport workers gathered at the Denver City and County Building on August 23 to announce the signature-gathering effort.
Airport workers gathered at the Denver City and County Building on August 23 to announce the signature-gathering effort. Chris Walker
On August 23, dozens of airport employees gathered in front of the Denver City and County Building to announce a signature-gathering effort that, if successful, would put the Denver Airport Minimum Wage initiative on the May 2019 citywide ballot. The ballot measure would raise the minimum wage of airport workers to $15 by 2021.

Readers have mixed feelings about the initiative.

Eric says:

When a one-bedroom cost $1,000 a month, what do you expect?
Max notes:

DIA wastes money on horse statues, Egyptian pharaohs. Paintings and multi million dollar signs... all with taxpayer money... then pay their employees shit.
Tafoya explains:

Greedy airport! They make TONS of money while their employees receive pocket change.
Alex notes:

Does anybody understand once you raise the minimum wage you add to inflation?
Matt says:

Or just get a better job? The last time I made minimum wage was in high school.... How the hell you still making minimum wage when you're a grow- ass adult?
Alexandra argues:

Support these workers. My vote is ... Yes!

Keep reading for more stories about workers at DIA.
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