32BJ of the SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
Security officers who work for Global Elite doing aircraft and ramp search and checkpoint monitoring duties at the John F. Kennedy International Airport have decided to call off a strike set to begin at 4 p.m. tomorrow. The workers are celebrating that their employer has committed to resolve the issues brought up by Shakira Lewis and Symone Ellis.
Global Elite reached out to 32BJ SEIU stating that it is taking the complaints filed by Ms. Lewis and Ms. Ellis seriously and will work on a fair process to resolve their pregnancy discrimination complaints filed with the New York City Commission on Human Rights.
Additionally, Global Elite has agreed on a process to recognize the security officers’ union 32BJ SEIU.
With 163,000 members in 11 states, including 12,000 in New Jersey and 85,000 in New York, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country