Strike averted at JFK, LaGuardia as airport workers ratify new contract

After negotiations that lasted over three months, a committee representing more than 10,000 mostly Black and immigrant airport workers across JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract that averted a strike.

As passenger levels continue to rise, the contract is set to provide the contracted airport workers with guidelines on the implementation of the Healthy Terminals Act (HTA), which will provide healthcare to frontline airport workers, in addition to improved health and safety guidelines and increased protections against discriminations on the job.

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