New York Governor Goes To Port Authority On Poverty Wages For Airport Workers
Posted: January 23, 2014 by laborradio
By Doug Cunningham
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking the Port Authority to look into poverty-level ages for airport workers and determine if they can be raised. SEIU 32BJ President Hector Figueroa says 12,000 New York airport workers make minimum wage or very near it with little to no benefits. Some earn so little, he says, that they depend on food stamps. SEIU is fighting to win better pay and benefits for airport workers in New York and in other parts of the country.