Airport strike, in Case you are traveling this weekend Add New Topic
July 2, 2019 at 1:27 pm #19774
In the last two weeks, thousands of workers who serve American Airlines at major airports across the country voted in landslide majorities to authorize strikes when released.
Now, informational picketing is planned for July 3rd at airports across the country. If you are traveling through an American hub for July 4th, you may see informational picketing at the terminals during the holiday travel.
The votes were nearly unanimous—97% – 100% of votes cast at each worksite were in favor of authorizing a strike. If strikes occur, there could be flight delays, cancellations, no food or water on flights, and travel disruptions.
The thousands of catering workers who voted to authorize strikes serve American at many airports, including:
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
- Miami International Airport (MIA)
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
- Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
Workers are prepared to strike whenever they are released to do so.
Negotiations and mediation are still ongoing. Later this summer, the workers will request release to strike from the National Mediation Board, which would be followed by a 30-day cooling off period if granted. After the cooling-off period, workers would be free to strike at any time – at a single airport or multiple airports.
Stay informed and get up-to-the-minute updates at AirportStrikeAlert.org.
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