Service workers on strike Wednesday at DIA

The workers, who clean airplane cabins, handle baggage and assist with passengers in wheelchairs, want the companies to address concerns about pay, working conditions and safety.

Prime Flight is subcontracted by American Airlines, JetBlue and United. A spokesperson for 32BJ Service Employees International Union, which represents the workers, said rallies were still planned in support of their cause.

Picketing which began Tuesday night was suspended as labor leaders renegotiated
Picketing which began Tuesday night was suspended as labor leaders renegotiated

On Tuesday, the union filed unfair labor practice charges against Prospect Airport Services and PrimeFlight Aviation Services.

The workers with SEIU Local 105 provide several services for many of DIA's major airlines.


Some of the company's workers at Philadelphia and Denver are also expected to walk out.

It wasn't clear how the strike would affect air travel at the airports.


The strike will continue through Wednesday and possibly Thursday and is due to workers' long standing attempts to unionize being blocked by PrimeFlight.

Hundreds of workers at all three major NY area airports are headed to work Wednesday after a planned strike was delayed, but the threat still looms as talks continue.


The job actions will continue over the next three days.


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