No worker should have to risk their health or safety--much less the threat of contracting an infectious disease--in order to make a living. Yet that is exactly what's at stake for Air Serv cabin cleaners at NYC's LaGuardia Airport.
Air Serv cabin cleaning crews encounter hypodermic needles, vomit and blood while cleaning. Just last month, one of the Air Serv cabin cleaners was hospitalized after being pricked with a needle while cleaning out a seat-back pocket.
To make matters worse? As the number of workers per job has decreased, so has the time allotted for them to clean these hazardous materials before the next passengers board the plane.
Airport workers went on strike late last week to call attention to this debilitating and dangerous issue. Sign the petition to demand that airlines and their contractors protect each and every airport worker on the job against infectious disease.