New York Daily News (02/10/14) Ken Lovett
Patrick Foye, the New York executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is threatening to boot three major airlines from their city airport slots unless they agree to hike the pay for thousands of low-wage contract workers. In a letter to the heads of JetBlue, United, and American airlines, Foye wrote that a requirement for better pay for contract workers at both LaGuardia and JFK airports will be part of the lease provisions for the new central terminal building at LaGuardia. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he intends to make LaGuardia and JFK world-class airports, which includes raising workers’ pay.