Report: JFK and LaGuardia Strike Averted

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An airport workers strike that had been set to hit JFK and LaGuardia airports in New York City late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning has been called off, CNN Money reports. 

Workers at Delta subcontractor Aviation Safeguards called off the strike after reaching an agreement with parent company Command Security Corporation that allowed the workers to try to unionize. Now, employees at Aviation Safeguards will vote on whether or not to form a union. 

A service union helping the workers to organize told CNN Money it expects to negotiate $15 per hour pay and affordable health care with the Port Authority, which manages both airports. 

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The strike had been scheduled to affect more than 1,000 baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants and security officers at JFK and LaGuardia from 10 pm Wednesday through early Thursday. 

Read the CNN Money story here

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