PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) Airport workers in Chicago, Boston, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia, and Fort Lauderdale have launched simultaneous strikes on November 18th into the 19th, according to the union.
The union says the subcontracted airport workers at the Philadelphia International Airport walked off the job as part of the first-ever nationwide airport workers strike. On the evening of Wednesday, November 18, line queue, baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, cabin cleaners and other passenger service workers employed by three airline service contractors-Prospect, PrimeFlight and McGinn Security-will take to the picket line to protest low wages, poor treatment and unfair labor practices, according to the union.
PHL says the workers are employed by the airlines themselves, they are not division of aviation employees. They do not work for PHL directly.