Workers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport staged a three-hour walkout Tuesday morning to protest low pay.

The employees also say that the airline contractors G2 Secure Staff and Eulen America, which service American, JetBlue, Southwest and Spirit, use intimidation and retaliation to prevent workers from organizing.

The short strike, organized by the Service Employees International Union, involved wheelchair attendants, cabin cleaners, janitors and lobby agents. The employees make an average of $8.14 per hour, according to the SEIU.

The walkout had little to no impact on flight schedules at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, which was reporting no significant delays as of 10 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday morning.

The protest took place outside the departure level for the airport's terminals 1 and 2 and is part of a nationwide push by airport workers for wages of no less than $15 per hour and for union rights.

The workers, led by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), plan to rally Tuesday afternoon outside the Broward County Commission meeting in Fort Lauderdale, where they hope to pressure commissioners into getting rid of a rule that excludes them from Broward's $13.20 Living Wage Ordinance, the SEIU said.

G2 Secure Staff declined to comment on the strike. Eulen America could not be reached for comment Tuesday morning.

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