According to The Associated Press, airport workers at Newark Liberty International Airport did walk off the job in protest Tuesday night due to a labor dispute with their employer, PrimeFlight, which is a subcontractor for several airlines.
The 32BJ Service Employees International Union says they were intimidating workers on their negotiations team.
A total of 700 wheelchair attendants, skycaps, baggage handlers, customer service agents, cabin cleaners, terminal cleaners and shuttle drivers left their posts at JFK, La Guardia and Newark at 9pm on Tuesday.
A strike planned for Wednesday that could have halted hundreds of contracted workers at Philadelphia International Airport has been suspended.
DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery said he was alerted to the strike by news reports, including those about similar planned strikes at other airports. The workers are alleging unfair labor practices.
Some workers from AirServ, PrimeFlight and G2 are striking.
Several hundred workers planned to walk off the job at NY area airports Wednesday but they suspended the planned strike after talks with American Airlines resumed. "These are people whose jobs take them back and forth through security all day".