Eight-thousand contract workers at John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports who make $9 or less an hour will receive a raise.
Port Authority Director Patrick Foye ordered four major airlines to give workers an immediate $1 an hour raise to eventually reach $10.10 an hour.
He also directed the airlines to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid holiday for airport workers and to grant retroactive benefits to this year's MLK Day.
Last Monday, nearly 1,000 workers blocked a bridge leading to LaGuardia in an act of civil disobedience.
Dozens of people were arrested, including Rep. Charles Rangel.