JFK airport security guards threaten Christmas strike

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NEW YORK (AP) – Security guards at John F. Kennedy Airport are threatening to walk off the job this month.

The nonunion workers say they want better training and equipment.

A strike-authorization vote is set for Thursday or Friday. If approved, they could walk out on Dec. 20.

The 300 workers direct traffic in front of terminals and check tarmac gates to make sure they’re secure, among other duties.

They work for two different companies, Air Serve and Global Elite Group.

Both companies say they are open to discussions with the workers.

The workers also filed complaints with the TSA, saying job conditions resulted in security lapses. According to the Wall Street Journal, the agency said an investigation didn’t reveal any regulatory violations.

Source: The Associated Press