Victory! Protecting the St. Louis Airport from Privatization & Corporate Greed

Victory! Protecting the St. Louis Airport from Privatization & Corporate Greed

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When Missouri’s largest political donor set his eyes on St. Louis’ most valuable public asset, we knew we were going to be in for a fight. Rex Sinquefeld bought an army of lobbyists and political consultants and invested over twenty million dollars into his scheme to make St. Louis’ Lambert airport the first major airport to be privatized in the United States. Knowing that privatization hurts our communities by stripping our resources, cutting wages, benefits, jobs, and despicable union-busting, MO JWJ mobilized volunteers to contest this at every turn. Through lobbying local officials, gathering signatures to force the issue to a public vote, and highlighting the damage this scheme would bring to St. Louis, we were able to overcome Sinquefeld’s money and make the issue politically untenable. Sinquefeld and his allies finally pulled the plug in July, nearly two years after it had begun. Another victory for working people!