Gov. Cuomo raises minimum wage for New York City airport employees

Workers at JFK and La Guardia will see

Workers at JFK and La Guardia will see a pay raise to $10 per hour.

NEW YORK - The next payday will be extra rewarding for thousands of airport workers. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the start of a new minimum wage policy that's giving contracted and sub-contracted employees at John F. Kennedy and La Guardia airports a boost in pay from $9 per hour or less to $10 an hour. 

Workers can then expect a raise to $10.10 per hour on Feb. 1 if they're making less at that time. The wage level will also increase every year starting in 2016 to match rising costs of living and headline inflation. 

Cuomo said that nearly 50 million visitors to New York depend on the people at those airports, and their wages should be reflective of that responsibility. 

The Port Authority anticipates that the minimum wage actions will reduce employee turnover and improve job performance. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Word on the Street: Dating apps and self-esteem
VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 2 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
News 12 talks to viewers about how dating 3 Word on the Street: Dating apps and self-esteem
4 Bronx Sportscast, April 24
5 VIDEO: Students get crash course on disaster preparedness

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE