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Delta Agrees to Up Workers' Pay at City Airports

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Delta Airlines has agreed to give a raise to its lowest paid workers at JFK and LaGuardia Airports.

Delta will bump up the wages $1 an hour by April, and eventually bring all workers making $9 an hour or less up to $10 and 10 cents an hour.

President Barack Obama recently ordered federal contractors to be paid $10.10 an hour.

In addition to the raises, Delta will make Martin Luther King Junior Day a paid holiday for all contract workers, and pay them retroactively for last month's holiday.

Delta's actions come after the Port Authority sent a letter to four major airlines telling them to raise worker pay.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is praising the move.

He issued a statement saying, in part, "New York should have world-class airports that we as a state can be proud of – and the only way that is possible is if employees who keep our two busiest airports running are compensated fairly. I am pleased to announce that Delta Air Lines has stepped up and agreed to our requests, leading the way for other major airlines to follow suit."

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