Major Airport Strike Averted in NYC, Philadelphia

Ray Weaver
July 13, 2017

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

NY air passengers are facing disruption after hundreds of workers at the city's three main airports walked off the job in the midst of a trade dispute.

According to The Associated Press, airport workers at Newark Liberty International Airport did walk off the job in protest Tuesday night due to a labor dispute with their employer, PrimeFlight, which is a subcontractor for several airlines.

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

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

Headquartered in Manhattan, Local 32 BJ of SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, has 163,000 members, primarily in property service jobs, also known as janitors, along the East Coast.

As a result the workers chose to strike, citing unfair labor practices.

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

. The strike would continue for at least three days.

It is not clear exactly how the strike will affect air travel at the airports.

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