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Delta Raises Salaries of Low-Wage Airport Workers in NYC

Excerpt from New York Daily News

Feb 09, 2014 10:00 am

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Delta’s agreement is the first step towards securing living wages for all airport workers at LGA and JFK, but other carriers and those servicing Newark have yet to signal that change is on the way.

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The Delta airline logo is seen on a strap at JFK Airport in New York. Joshua Lott / Reuters


Delta Airlines stands as a national model of good corporate citizenship with the company’s agreement to require higher pay for the low-wage workers who service its terminals at Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports.

Congratulations to chief executive Richard Anderson for setting standards that will almost immediately push the salaries of more than 2,000 porters, cleaners, ambulance attendants and security personnel $1 an hour above the $8 minimum wage, on the way to $10.10 an hour eventually.

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