Many Workers at Area Airports Make Below-Poverty Wages: Report

About a quarter of employees who work in area airports — including some who have jobs in security — make wages that are below the poverty line, according to a new study released Wednesday. Workers at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports who screen luggage, check tickets, clean airport bathrooms and assist customers in wheelchairs earn, […]

About a quarter of employees who work in area airports — including some who have jobs in security — make wages that are below the poverty line, according to a new study released Wednesday.
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Workers at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports who screen luggage, check tickets, clean airport bathrooms and assist customers in wheelchairs earn, on average, $16,640 a year, according to a<a href="http://wagner.nyu.edu/wocpn/publications/files/AirportReport.pdf" target="_blank">study</a> released Wednesday by NYU’s Women of Color Policy Network and the Wagner School of Public Service. That’s 25 percent below the federal poverty line for a family of four.

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