'Above Board: Raising the Standards for Passenger Service Workers at the Nation's Busiest Airports' - with Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye (Feb. 22)

The discussion centers on a groundbreaking new report from the Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner on the poverty-level pay of thousands of passenger-service workers at NY-area airports, and how at least one other big city has acted in response.

Across Newark Liberty International, John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, there are more than 16,000 employed full-time in passenger service positions vital to the region's safety and economic health, but they earn less in wages and benefits than the federal poverty threshold.

Join Patrick Foye, executive director of the Port Authority of New York-New Jersey, Mitchell Moss, director of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, and C. Nicole Mason, executive director of the Women of Color Policy Network, for the release of “Above Board,” a groundbreaking new study on the working conditions of passenger services workers.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where: NYU Wagner, the Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl., 295 Lafayette Street (at Houston St.) New York, N.Y.

 RSVP (required): Go to http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/wocpn-02-22-2012.

The event is sponsored by the Rudin Center, the Women of Color Policy Network and NYU Wagner, with 32BJ SEIU.

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