Published: Thu, July 13, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

NY area airport workers delay strike, but threat looms

NY area airport workers delay strike, but threat looms

Their complaints are aimed at contractors PrimeFlight, G2 and AirServ, which serve American Airlines, JetBlue and United.

July 12-The union representing skycaps, wheelchair attendants, cabin cleaners, and baggage handlers at the luggage carousels said workers will go on strike at Philadelphia International Airport starting Wednesday.

The 32BJ Service Employees International Union says they were intimidating workers on their negotiations team.

There were no major disruptions at Denver International Airport on Wednesday as a result of the action, part of national effort to raise the pay of contract airport workers.

DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery said he was alerted to the strike by news reports, including those about similar planned strikes at other airports.

As a result the workers made a decision to strike, citing unfair labor practices. Clint Smith, eastern vice president for Prospect Airport Services, which employs about 400 workers, had no comment, nor did Bill Stejskal, PrimeFlight's senior vice president for human resources.

The workers voted to walk out Tuesday night over what they described as "unfair labor practices" but called off the strike early Wednesday morning. The strike would continue for at least three days.

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