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Friday, April 20, 2012

Airport Runs Airport-Critical Ads Rejected by Sound Transit

Posted by on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Remember that labor-funded ad demanding that we "make all airport jobs good jobs," the one that Sound Transit deemed too controversial to appear on their downtown-to-airport light rail trains? Well guess who doesn't seem to have a problem with it? The airport.

If SeaTac Airport doesnt have a problem running ads demanding it pay its workers a living wage, why should Sound
  • Working Washington
  • If Sea-Tac Airport doesn't have a problem running ads demanding it pay its workers a living wage, why should Sound Transit?

According to Sage Wilson from Working Washington, their ad—with the exact same content Sound Transit rejected—is currently appearing every 4 minutes on the digital billboards at all of Sea-Tac's 32 baggage carousels.

Um, time for someone at Sound Transit to just admit they made a mistake, and put up the ads.


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Fascinating. I agree Sound Transit should reverse course and accept the ads. The Port of Seattle, which runs the airport, long ago created a Concerted Labor Activities advertising guideline that explicitly allows for just this kind of thing. Sound Transit does not. And since the Port (like every airport operator in the country I think) sold their advertising authority to Clear Channel, that company's executives certainly are not subject to the kind of political sensitivities that ping around on Sound Transit's board when it comes to advertisers who have dollars to spend.
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