Airport employees gain
World-class care services


By Queens Courier Staff

    Thanks to a new partnership, employees at John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports now have access to world-class specialty care services. Winthrop-University Hospital has signed a clinical affiliation agreement with Airport Medical Offices (AMO) – a comprehensive health care facility that provides primary and urgent care as well as occupational health services to […]

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32 arrested during civil disobedience at LaGuardia Airport as workers call for better treatment


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Katelyn Di Salvo

Wendy Arellano, a single mother of two from Corona, holds three jobs to try to make it through the months. She makes $8 an hour working at LaGuardia Airport and has now stood up to make her voice heard.

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NYC airports experience most delays during recent extreme weather


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The latest spell of extreme weather left thousands of delays and cancellations at airports across the country, but New York City area airports were hit particularly hard, according to an analysis by the Global Gateway Alliance.

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JFK Airport workers rally for fair wages


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Dave Sanders SEIU 32BJ

David Harrison has worked as a skycap at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport for three years, and is struggling to live with his $4.15 hourly pay. Four days a week, Harrison helps passengers with their bags from the curb to their respective ticket counters. He relies heavily on tips from these incoming travelers, but […]

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Op-Ed: More airport terminal gates = More Queens jobs


| oped@queenscourier.com

BY SETH BORNSTEIN In late May, Delta Airlines officially opened nine more gates at JFK’s Terminal 4. This is great news for the borough of Queens and our on-going efforts to create, retain and attract jobs. Here at the Queens Economic Development Corporation, where I serve as executive director, we offer numerous business- services programs […]

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Cancelled flights strand thousands at area airports


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo via Twitter/@PANYNJ

Hurricane Sandy has shut down New York airports forcing stranded passengers and evacuated residents to flee to nearby hotels to seek refuge. “Our first thought, as always, is the safety of our customers and our employees,” said Rick Sacco, the general manager at the Holiday Inn Express at Kennedy Airport. Airports do remain open, but […]

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Airports grounded all flights too


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

Last weekend, the city that never sleeps was forced to go to bed. Due to the harshness of Hurricane Irene, nearly all methods of transportation were either severely affected or cancelled entirely – the airports were not spared the inconvenience. Thousands of travelers were stranded in New York, when John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports […]

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JFK Advanced Medical opens inside airport


By Queens Courier Staff

A new facility offering a wide range of health care services has opened to serve the community. JFK Advanced Medical is a multi-disciplinary center located inside JFK International Airport. It offers not only the community, but also airport employees, employers and visitors, a wide range of services including general medical services, occupational therapy, orthopedics, neurology, […]

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Council for Airport Opportunity:
Providing Jobs & Developing a Strong Work Force


By Queens Courier Staff

In a struggling economy where layoffs are common and morale is low, it is a challenge in itself to find employment opportunities, never mind provide these opportunities to countless other individuals. But despite a challenging economic situation, the Council for Airport Opportunity (CAO) has managed to bring job opportunities to hundreds of residents in the […]

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Airport Officials Arrested


By Queens Courier Staff

A supervisor at JFK Airport and more than 20 other employees have been arrested according to reports for allegedly accepting bribes for turning a blind eye to drugs and other illegal items coming into the country. A three-year undercover investigation turned up 600 pounds of drugs and counterfeit goods. The supervisor reportedly faces up to […]

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Aviation employees remember 9/11


| csantucci@queenscourier.com

Jet Blue flight attendant Suhadee Henriquez was flying cross-country on the morning of September 11, 2001 as four aircrafts were hijacked by terrorists. “I watched everything unfold,” Henriquez said. “I had to keep calm even though I didn’t know what was happening.” Like the hijacked planes, the 727 that Henriquez was working on was well […]

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Security sweep at airports nets 24


| mhendricks@queenscourier.com

Two dozen individuals seeking employment at John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport have been charged with falsifying security applications by failing to disclose prior criminal convictions. When an applicant is applying for a job at the airport, he/she must fill out an application for a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge in addition […]

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