Allegra Kirkland is a freelance journalist and spring 2014 web fellow with The Nation. She focuses on urban issues, Latin American-US relations and visual art.
Thanks to a muddled response from the bi-state agency, subcontracted workers at LaGuardia and JFK airports will receive raises, but those at Newark will not.
Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.