Marayan Muse(pronounced Maryann Moo-say) is from Mogadishu, Somalia, and came to Arizona in 2010. She began working at Sky Harbor Airport in February 2013, and from the beginning she was a union supporter and felt solidarity with her coworkers. Among the issues that she has advocated for are appropriate accommodations for employees observing Ramadan and respect for employees wearing headscarves. Due to the efforts of UFCW Local 99 and her coworkers, and through her leadership, custodians at Sky Harbor Airport won their first collective bargaining agreement this past Monday, July 13th. “I’m thankful for my union family and my brothers and sisters at work,” Marayan says. “I look forward to the opportunities that I have been given.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2015