Strikes Planned For LaGuardia And JFK Today


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If you are planning on flying into or out of New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports today, please be prepared for some delays! As reported by Bloomberg, starting at 10pm, July 22nd more then 1k contracted airport workers plan to strike which is sure to cause major issues out of NY Airports, Wednesday and into Thursday.

Strikes Planned For LaGuardia And JFK Today

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Strikes Planned For LaGuardia And JFK Today

“More than 1,000 security officers, baggage handlers and wheelchair attendants at New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports voted unanimously to authorize a strike starting Wednesday night.

The contract workers will walk off the job at JFK’s Terminal 7, home to British Airways, United Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways, at 10 p.m. The strike will continue through July 23 at JFK and LaGuardia, said Amity Paye, a spokeswoman for Service Employees International Union’s Local 32BJ.

“While the airlines have been making record profits and the Port Authority has approved billions of dollars to modernize LaGuardia airport, the airport workers who make these profits possible are struggling to survive,” said a news release from SEIU 32BJ.”

Bottom Line

If you are planning on getting into or out of New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports today or tomorrow, make plans in case these strikes happen and cause delays.

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