- Associated Press - Friday, December 5, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Protesters briefly blocked access to the main terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Friday afternoon.

An estimated 100 to 200 people blocked the road leading to the terminal for around 20 minutes to call for higher wages and union rights for airport and airline workers.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison joined in the protest, which was organized by the Service Employees International Union to demand a $15 an hour wage for airport workers.

Traffic backed up, but there were no arrests.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission is says it’s looking at the wage issue and is scheduled to take it up at its Dec. 15 meeting.

A protest against police treatment of minorities shut down Interstate 35-W in Minneapolis for more than an hour Thursday.


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