Strike suspended at Philadelphia International Airport

Glen Mclaughlin
July 13, 2017

Hundreds of workers walked off the job late Tuesday night at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and LaGuardia Airport in NY.

Baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and employees who provide wheelchair services to travelers at Denver International Airport walked off the job at 4 a.m. Wednesday, but it remains unclear whether passengers will be affected.

Service Employees International Union Vice President Rob Hill said that last-minute talks between workers and American Airlines were rekindled, resulting in the union temporarily pulling the plug on the strike while discussions continue.

That was even after the National Labor Relations Board found the company had violated employment laws.

A strike that had been planned by contract workers at Philadelphia International Airport has been suspended.

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

PrimeFlight workers hit the curbside pavements of Newark Airport just after 9 p.m. "Refusal to bargain in good faith" was the common phrase on fliers.

The company is subcontracted with several airlines at the New York-area airports.

It's not known what, if any, disruption may come at the airport due to those who made a decision to strike.

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