LaGuardia, Newark And JFK Workers Call Off Strike

13 July, 2017, 00:24 | Author: Andrea Terry
  • A group of airport workers including wheelchair attendants baggage handlers cabin cleaners shuttle drivers and customer service agents strike outside Terminal C at Newark Airport

The 700 workers consist of baggage claim handlers, cleaners, customer service agents and offer assistance to those who seek wheelchair assistance at the airport.

Workers will start leaving their jobs at 9 a.m., said Julie Blust, spokeswoman for SEIU Local 32BJ, which represents 1,400 people at the airport.

Hundreds of workers at all three major NY area airports are headed to work Wednesday after a planned strike was delayed, but the threat still looms as talks continue.

The workers going on strike are employees of independent contractors hired by the airlines to perform passenger services.

That was even after the National Labor Relations Board found the company had violated employment laws.


Delays are possible at the Denver International Airport, as more than 100 workers are planning to strike.

PrimeFlight hasn't commented on the strike.

Rallies are scheduled at LaGuardia and Newark airports on Wednesday, with a much larger rally planned at JFK on Thursday.

They were threatening to walk off the job over what they call unfair labor practices by the company PrimeFlight.

It is not clear exactly how the strike will affect air travel at the airports.

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