Workers at La Guardia Strike Over Ebola Fears

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NEW YORK - JULY 22: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) A Southwest Airlines flight remains on runway 4 after the plane's landing gear collapsed shortly after touching down on the runway, at LaGuardia Airport in the Queens borough of New York City. The flight, which originated in Nashville, landed at 5:45 p.m. and was carrying 149 passengers and crew. A reported 10 people were injured. (Photo by Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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About 200 Air Serv employees at La Guardia’s Terminal D have staged a strike amid concerns about the spread of Ebola. Air Serv workers are responsible for cleaning the cabins of aircrafts between flights.

The strike started Wednesday night and is supposed to last for 24 hours. The workers say they’re regularly exposed to gross bodily fluids left behind by plane passengers, and they don’t have the necessary protective gear to fend off Ebola.

Airplane workers will attend an infectious-disease training session today that was scheduled after OSHA received a report detailing workers’ ongoing safety complaints.