LaGuardia, Newark And JFK Workers Call Off Strike

Airport workers picket at La Guardia Airport

PrimeFlight subcontracts workers to the airlines.

The workers, who are represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 105, say they don't earn enough to provide for their families, even working full-time, according to a news release.

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 at Newark Liberty International Airport went on strike Tuesday night due to an alleged labor dispute that will also affect the major NY airports.

In April, these employees voted to affiliate with SEIU, and the National Labor Relations Board approved the election.

As many as 150 behind the scenes employees at Denver International Airport are on strike.

The labor dispute is between the workers and a private company, PrimeFlight Aviation Services.

The strike will continue through Wednesday and possibly Thursday and is due to workers' long standing attempts to unionize being blocked by PrimeFlight.

JFK Airport Terminal 4 in New York City.

Travel was also affected at John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY, as well as airports in Philadelphia and Washington because of walkouts.



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