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File #: 140953    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 11/20/2014 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/20/2014
Title: Emphatically urging the Philadelphia International Airport ("the Airport") to pursue all available and lawful alternatives to facilitate a resolution to the labor dispute that is fair to all parties, that ensures uninterrupted service at the Airport and that sustains the breadth of air carrier services upon which the City and its citizens depend.
Sponsors: Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Goode, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Neilson, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember O'Brien, Councilmember Tasco, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Kenney, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Oh, Council President Clarke
Attachments: 1. Signature14095300.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
11/20/20140 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Moved to Be Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar - Rules SuspendedPass Action details Not available
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Title
Emphatically urging the Philadelphia International Airport ("the Airport") to pursue all available and lawful alternatives to facilitate a resolution to the labor dispute that is fair to all parties, that ensures uninterrupted service at the Airport and that sustains the breadth of air carrier services upon which the City and its citizens depend.

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WHEREAS, The City of Philadelphia has a strong proprietary interest in protecting the substantial revenues it receives from the efficient operations of air carrier transportation at the Airport and the volume of passenger enplanements at the Airport; and

WHEREAS, On November 20, 2014, baggage handlers and other workers at the Philadelphia International Airport (Airport or PHL) conducted a lawful, unfair labor practice strike against PrimeFlight Aviation Services, the airline subcontractor that manages baggage handling for US Airways, in protest of PrimeFlight's actions which unlawfully targeted workers that participated in protected, labor organization activities; and

WHEREAS, The poor labor conditions of subcontractor workers who perform Ground Handling Services at the Airport has elevated the risk of further strikes, boycotts and other forms of service disruptions due to labor disputes among these employees which directly threatens the critical volume-based revenues that the City receives from efficient operations at the Airport; and

WHEREAS, The City has a proprietary interest in ensuring labor peace at the Airport in order to ensure the continuity of Ground Handling Services and other critical airport services at the Airport to effectively protect the City against any loss of volume-based revenues the City receives from Airport operations and tourism; and

WHEREAS, Airport service employees have organized with Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union to engage in lawful actions against including a work stoppage in protest against PrimeFlight for numerous alleged unfair labo...

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