Strikes Canceled By Security, Baggage Handlers At JFK, LaGuardia

Passengers set to fly in and out of New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports tonight and tomorrow no longer need to brace for travel disruptions related to a planned strike by contracted security workers, baggage handlers and wheelchair attendants, after the employees reached an agreement with their security services provider.

Reuters reports that service workers union 32BJ SEIU suspended the planned 10 p.m. strike at the airports shortly after workers and Aviation Safeguards – a subcontractor for Delta Airlines and at least one United Airlines terminal at the airports. – reached an agreement.

The union didn’t provide details on the agreement, but had previously said the strike was initiated over workers desire for higher wages and better treatment from the company.

The planned strike, involving about 1,000 workers, had the possibility of disrupting travel for passengers on Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Although, both companies and the Port Authority said they had taken measure to ensure customers were not affected.

LaGuardia, JFK workers suspend plans to strike Wednesday: union [Reuters]

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