Frontline Airport Workers Call for Healthcare Protections Ahead of Thanksgiving Travel Boom

HeadlineNov 18, 2020

Here in New York, ahead of an expected travel boom next week for Thanksgiving, airport workers rallied at LaGuardia Tuesday to demand Governor Andrew Cuomo sign the Healthy Terminals Act, which would provide 25,000 frontline airport service workers with access to health insurance. The majority of the workers are Black, Brown and immigrants. This is SEIU Local 32BJ President Kyle Bragg.

Kyle Bragg: “It is clearly a matter of life and death for these workers. This matter is a matter of humanity and of justice and what side we will be on and remembered for in this crisis. Did we stand up for workers? Did we stand up for the airport workers, the essential workers who keep this place moving? Will they have the comfort and the security of a healthcare plan?”

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