[Archive Home][Date Prev][Date Next][Index]


"New York airport employees temporarily halt strike as negotiationsget underway"


Wednesday, July 12, 2017


New York airport employees temporarily halt strike as negotiations get underway

By Terence Cullen

The New York (NY) Daily News


                                                                                                             The workers' strike began at 9 p.m. Tuesday


Several hundred workers at New York’s three main airports suspended their strike Wednesday, as labor leaders head back to the negotiating table.


"With strikes looming at Newark, LaGuardia, JFK and Philadelphia International airports, American Airlines and 32BJ SEIU have entered into last minute discussions," Rob Hill, vice president of 32BJ Service Employees International Union, said in a statement. "While the strike is suspended as negotiations get underway, the airport workers are ready to go back on strike should talks fall apart."


The 700 employees — which include wheelchair attendants, skycaps and cabin cleaners — work at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Airports.


The workers walked off the job Tuesday night amid an ongoing dispute with employer PrimeFlight Inc.


The company is subcontracted with several airlines at the New York-area airports.


Workers were set to start picketing at a section of LaGuardia's Terminal B starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday.


PNG image

Current CAA news channel:

Fair Use Notice
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of political, human rights, economic, democracy and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.html. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. If you have any queries regarding this issue, please Email us at stepheni@cwnet.com