October 10, 2014 7:39 am -

Workers charged with cleaning airplanes and restrooms at LaGuardia Airport say they are not being adequately protected.


The Air Serv employees—who are contracted to clean Delta planes—told reporters they routinely come into direct contact with human waste while on the job.

“We encounter human feces, blood, most of the time vomit from passengers who get motion sick,” one worker told ABC. “We work with short-sleeve shirts and most of the time we deal with getting sprayed on… And I usually go straight to the supervisers and I ask for a change of clothes, sometimes they can’t give me a change of clothes right away so I have to go and hose myself and my clothes down. I don’t feel safe.”

As many as 200 workers walked out Wednesday, but reportedly returned to work the next day. They told reporters they want better gloves and protective uniforms.

The workers returned after a day when the city agreed to hear their complaints.[su_csky_ad]

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6 responses to New York Airport Workers Went On Strike Because Of Ebola

  1. Skydog2 October 10th, 2014 at 8:23 am

    The Obama administration says they have nothing to worry about.

    • whatthe46 October 10th, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      you drink too much kool-aid.

  2. William October 10th, 2014 at 9:11 am

    In other Ebola news.

  3. tracey marie October 10th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    This is nonsense, the workers have uniforms, they have lockers and they have safety garments to wear. Follow all the procedures and you will be fine, you are not on planes when passengers are onboard

    • tiredoftea October 10th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Apparently, they don’t, according to the worker quoted in the article. That they have union representation at all was news to me!

      • tracey marie October 10th, 2014 at 3:22 pm

        They do, it is standard for the Unions for airport workers. They also have hazard gear per federal law and airports follow them zealously. The worker is not telling the truth.