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Contracted Airport Workers Turn the Table on Airport Authority at Job Fair: “Why Don’t We Get the Same Benefits as You?”

Arlington, VA –At the Dulles Airport Job Fair on Wednesday, contracted airport workers wearing shirts that read “Jobs with no benefits, are you sick?” peppered Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority reps with questions about why they don’t receive the same benefits as MWAA employees. As National Airport ranks #3 among U.S. airports and #8 worldwide with …

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VICTORY! WITH THE SUPPORT OF 32BJ, WORKERS TOOK ACTION AND PUSHED SWISSPORT CARGO SERVICES IN NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO BEGIN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HEALTHY TERMINALS ACT

Images here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10t5M-TLZjrjNgSJtmjZyNrJCJ7_N2vVI?usp=sharing Newark, NEW JERSEY – Eight months after the enactment of the Healthy Terminals Act, over 300 workers at Swissport Cargo Services have succeeded in pushing the company to begin the implementation of the legislation. This week, several workers started seeing the benefit supplement in their paychecks. Swissport may also be obligated to …

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City of Newark supports the Good Jobs, Good Airports Pledge with Municipal Resolution

Newark, New Jersey — The Municipal Council of the City of Newark passed a resolution in support of the Good Jobs, Good Aiports pledge, and encourages all airlines operating at Newark Liberty International to commit to providing their direct and subcontracted service workforce with higher wages, quality healthcare, paid time off, and respecting workers’ rights …

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Essential Airport Workers, Councilor Edwards Kicked out of Logan Airport For Exercising Their Free Speech Rights

Essential Airport Workers, Councilor Edwards Kicked out of Logan Airport For Exercising Their Free Speech Rights Workers & the Councilor Marched Silently Across Terminal A Carrying Empty Platters, Wearing Signs that Read “We Need More than Thanks. Give Us Raises!”   ~Ahead of Massport’s Board Meeting Thursday & Thanksgiving travel, Boston Airport Workers Pushed Fight …

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STRIKE AVERTED: NY/NJ Airport Workers Ratify New Contract

Versión en español por abajo STRIKE AVERTED: NY/NJ Airport Workers Ratify New Contract The newly ratified contract includes improved health & safety regulations and discrimination protections; thousands received healthcare on July 1 New York — After negotiations that lasted over three months, a committee representing more than 10,000 mostly-Black and immigrant airport workers across John …

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Historic Bill Increasing Hourly Compensation to $17 and Eliminating Tipped Wage for Contracted Workers at BWI Airport and Baltimore Penn Station Becomes Law

Annapolis, MD – After a three-year campaign, over 2,000 union and non-union contracted workers at BWI Marshall Airport and Baltimore Penn Station, who earn as little as $8.50 per hour plus tips will see their hourly compensation rise to $17 over the next five years under a new law, the Secure Maryland Wage Act. The historic bill, sponsored …

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Contracted Workers at BWI Airport Cheer Final Passage of Bill Increasing Wages

Annapolis, MD – With today’s passage of the Secure Maryland Wage Act, contracted workers at BWI Marshall Airport and Baltimore Penn Station, who are paid as little as $8.50 per hour plus tips could see an increase in their wages. The bill, sponsored by Maryland Senator Antonio Hayes and Delegate Kriselda Valderrama was approved by a supermajority.   “The majority …

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Historic Healthcare Bill Signed into New York Law

Gov. Cuomo signs ‘Healthy Terminals Act’ to Bring Healthcare to nearly 12,000 Essential Frontline Airport Workers NEW YORK— Sumintra Ramkissoon, a security officer at John F. Kennedy International Airport, is one of nearly 12,000 airport workers receiving a life-changing gift this season: the Healthy Terminals Act signed into law. The Healthy Terminals Act, the first-state level legislation of its kind …

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Essential Contracted Airport Workers Left out of Bi-Partisan Stimulus Bill Demand Inclusion as Final Deal Nears

From the Frontline to the Unemployment Line ~As airlines get $17 billion more in stimulus money, contracted essential workers face possible layoffs resulting from airline shell game~   Washington, D.C., Tens of thousands of contracted airport workers, predominantly Black and immigrant,  could find themselves on the unemployment lines for the holidays resulting from an omission in the …

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The New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Endorses Groundbreaking Healthcare Bill, ‘Healthy Terminals Act’

The following statement is attributable to the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus: “The New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus fully supports of the Healthy Terminals Act (S989/A2487) that raises the standards for thousands of New Jersey’s Airport Workers. As we have learned during this unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19, healthcare is a right that should be afforded …

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