Payne & Rangel Urge Christie to Raise the Wage of NJ Airport Workers

Washington, D.C. – In response to the Port Authority's announcement to increase pay for airport workers at Kennedy and LaGuardia, Congressmen Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) and Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) sent the following letter asking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to take action that will also increase the wage of airport workers in New Jersey:

"Last week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced a wage increase for workers at New York City's Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.  Unfortunately, New Jersey's airport workers will not receive similar treatment.  It is within your power to increase wages for workers at the three New Jersey airports controlled by the Port Authority.  

The Port Authority required Kennedy and LaGuardia to increase airport worker pay by $1 bringing their pay to $10 an hour.  Their work makes flying easier for us all. This increase, while still not high enough to provide a livable wage, will make a major difference in their lives.  The New Jersey workers perform the same work as those at the New York airports, and should receive the same wage increase.  

We are proud of the steps that the Governor Cuomo has taken, and hope that you will follow his example, so that workers at Newark Liberty International and airports in Teterbor and Atlantic City will benefit as well.

To see the letter click here.


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