Strike Averted at New York City’s Airports
A planned strike by airport employees including baggage handlers and security guards at New York City’s two major airports was averted at the last minute after a deal was reached with the union that hopes to represent them.
Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union announced that an airport contractor, Aviation Safeguards, said it would remain neutral in the vote for union representation for its employees at John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports.
Earlier in the week, the union threatened to have up to 1,200 workers walk off the job Wednesday night at Kennedy and Thursday morning at LaGuardia.
The workers are seeking an increase in wages to $15 per hour. Aviation Security is a subsidiary of Command Security, which is based in Herndon, Virginia.
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