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The harsh working conditions of many NYC airport workers was revealed in a Wall Street Journal story earlier this month, but it was President Obama’s announcement during the State of the Union address that prompted the PANYNJ to move quickly.
Foye also told the airlines to grant the airport workers’ request to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid holiday.
He acted after President Barack Obama announced in his State of the Union address Tuesday that he was signing an executive order increasing the minimum wage for future federal contractors to $10.10 an hour.
The Daily News first reported on the letter Wednesday.
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