New York Airport Workers Went On Strike Because Of Ebola
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]