Strike averted for workers at NYC area airports

Frederick Owens
July 13, 2017

Baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and employees who provide wheelchair services to travelers at Denver International Airport walked off the job at 4 a.m. Wednesday, but it remains unclear whether passengers will be affected. A spokesperson for 32BJ Service Employees International Union, which represents the workers, said rallies were still planned in support of their cause.

The strikes, which will hit United Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue customers, will continue through Wednesday and Thursday, the organizers said.

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

Union workers at the Newark, LaGuardia, JFK and Philadelphia airports suspended strikes while contract talks continue, the Associated Press reported.

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It's not known what, if any, disruption may come at the airport due to those who made a decision to strike.

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

The workers voted to walk out Tuesday night over what they described as "unfair labor practices" but called off the strike early Wednesday morning. "These are people whose jobs take them back and forth through security all day".

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