SEIU Suspends Airport Strikes

  • July 12, 2017

Airport employees may not be on strike at your airport this week despite earlier reports to the contrary. Politico Pro is reporting that the SEIU union has called off those planned work actions. 

American Airlines and SEIU entered talks to end strikes at five airports, the union said this morning.

SEIU temporarily suspended strikes at Philadelphia International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia and JFK while talks proceeded. Another strike at Denver International Airport was scheduled to proceed as planned.

“American and other stakeholders sit down to talks at 11:00 a.m. today,” Rob Hill, vice president of SEIU 32BJ, said in a statement. “While the strike is suspended as negotiations get underway, the airport workers are ready to go back on strike should talks fall apart.”

Union members are protesting alleged unfair labor practices by two airline contractors that employer service workers.