NY area airport workers delay strike, but threat looms
NY area airport workers delay strike, but threat looms
Airport workers picket at La Guardia Airport
13 July, 2017, 00:25
The 32BJ Service Employees International Union says they were intimidating workers on their negotiations team.
Workers at Newark Liberty International Airport went on strike Tuesday night and workers at other New York-area airports planned to walk off the job Wednesday morning.
Service Employees International Union Vice President Rob Hill said that last-minute talks between workers and American Airlines were rekindled, resulting in the union temporarily pulling the plug on the strike while discussions continue.
The workers are alleging unfair labor practices, including low wages, poor working conditions and a general lack of respect from the company.
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In April, these employees voted to affiliate with SEIU, and the National Labor Relations Board approved the election. Some walked off the job at Newark Airport at 9 p.m. Tuesday, but all were expected to report for work Wednesday.
Travel was also affected at John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY, as well as airports in Philadelphia and Washington because of walkouts.
As a result the workers made a decision to strike, citing unfair labor practices.
Some workers from AirServ, PrimeFlight and G2 are striking.
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