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Port Authority Opening Up Wage Policy for Contracted Airport Workers to Public

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The public will have a chance to weigh in on the Port Authority's new wage policy for contracted airport workers.

The agency is opening up the new wage guidelines for public comments.

After months of protests, workers could be a step closer to getting the raise they've been demanding.

Under the rule change, contracted workers at JFK and LaGuardia who earn $9 an hour or less will get a $1 an hour raise beginning July 31.

By February of next year, the wage will go up to $10.10 an hour.

The firestorm over wages and benefits came to a head when airport workers asked to have Martin Luther King Day as a paid holiday.

Many airlines have already agreed to the paid holiday.

For more information on the new policy or on how to testify, visit panynj.gov.

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