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Port Authority mulls pay hikes at all facilities

Local News | Mar 20, 2014

Port Authority mulls pay hikes at all facilities

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to raise minimum pay for workers at all its facilities.

At Wednesday’s board meeting, a committee on operations voted unanimously to study a proposal that eventually would raise wage minimums for employees of contractors and vendors.

The Port Authority operates JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty Airports. It also runs bridges and tunnels, the Port Authority bus terminal and PATH rail service, as well as the Ports of New York and New Jersey.

Port Authority executive director Pat Foye said the initial push would be for airport workers. In January, he wrote to four airlines demanding their contractors give raises to workers at JFK and LaGuardia and phase in a minimum wage of $10.10.