Tag: JFK Airport

NY/NJ Airport Workers: ‘We Need Health Insurance Now!’
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NY/NJ Airport Workers: ‘We Need Health Insurance Now!’

New York, NY – Low-wage workers who help move multitudes in and out of New York and New Jersey airports daily but still can’t afford the prohibitively high cost of private health insurance are hoping this is the year legislators on both sides of the Hudson confront tight-fisted employers.  On Tuesday, January 22, hundreds of…

60 Arrested as Airline Food Workers Protest at JFK
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60 Arrested as Airline Food Workers Protest at JFK

NEW YORK, N.Y.—More than 1,000 UNITE HERE members and supporters jammed a traffic island at John F. Kennedy International Airport Nov. 26, loudly chanting that American Airlines’ food contractors should give their workers a raise and decent health care. The protest was one of 16 at major national airports on behalf of 20,000 airline-catering workers,…

JFK Airport Workers Answer Union-Busting Bosses With 24-Hour Strike
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JFK Airport Workers Answer Union-Busting Bosses With 24-Hour Strike

NEW YORK, N.Y.—Workers for airline contractor Eulen at John F. Kennedy International Airport went out on strike for 24 hours Oct. 21, demanding that the company stop interfering with their efforts to organize a union. “This really is about dignity,” 32BJ SEIU President Kyle Bragg told about 100 people picketing outside the airport’s Terminal 8….

32BJ Joins JFK Workers as They Rally Around Pregnant Co-Worker Injured on the Job
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32BJ Joins JFK Workers as They Rally Around Pregnant Co-Worker Injured on the Job

New York, NY – Dozens of JFK Airport workers contracted by Eulen America rallied on the steps of City Hall this week, in support of a pregnant co-worker who was injured after being tasked with a strenuous job she was ill equipped to handle and could have threatened the life of her unborn child.  Hacheler…