NYC airport workers plan strike

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NEW YORK (AP) — Over 1,000 subcontracted airport security officers, baggage handlers and wheelchair attendants at New York City’s two major airports plan to strike starting Wednesday night.

Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ says picketing will begin at Delta terminals at John F. Kennedy Airport at 10 p.m. Wednesday at LaGuardia at 6 a.m. Thursday.

The employees work for Delta subcontractor Aviation Safeguards.

Its parent company, Herndon, Virginia-based Command Services Corp., hasn’t immediately returned a call about the strike vote.

The union says demands for better treatment “have been met with illegal repression.”

It says Aviation Safeguards has threatened to fire workers for striking and otherwise violated organizing rights.

It’s not immediately clear how the planned strike would affect travelers.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has no immediate comment.

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