Travel Company, Surf Patch, Responded to the News of Passengers Not Being Able to Fly Clear Due to Possible JFK Security Strike

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Following an article about the possibility of JFK airport security going on strike, Surf Patch responds with their comments.

On December 18, 2012, travel company Surf Patch responded to a USA Today article regarding the possible strike that may take place by JFK airport security guards, hindering passengers ability to fly clear.

According to the USA Today article, “Security guards at John F. Kennedy Airport are threatening to walk off the job this month.” The article states that the reason for threatening to go on strike, is due to the nonunion workers demanding better training and equipment.

According to the article, “The 300 workers direct traffic in front of terminals and check tarmac gates to make sure they're secure, among other duties.” The article informs that the two companies that employ the workers are Air Serve and Global Elite Group, and they stated they are willing to discuss the problems with the workers. The article states that, “The workers also filed complaints with the TSA, saying job conditions resulted in security lapses.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, an investigation showed no workplace violations at either company. “A strike-authorization vote is set for Thursday or Friday. If approved, they could walk out on Dec. 20,” says the article.

Travel company Surf Patch knows how a strike by the security guards can complicate passengers ability to fly clear of hassle. “If these workers go on strike, it will make it harder for passengers to navigate through airport security checkpoints, resulting in longer wait times,” says world traveler Takara Licausi.

Surf Patch was founded in 2000 by a group of college students from UC Santa Barbara. We are a website made for travelers to share their travel experiences and favorite surfing spots. We offer a unique view on the most amazing places in the world. Surf Patch gives a laid-back, relaxing feel to the world of traveling and surfing. We spend most of our time traveling the world and experiencing new places to review and share with the world.

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