TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Healthy Terminals Act on Thursday.
It provides access to quality health insurance to airport workers.READ MORE: Road To Reopening: Animatronic Dinosaur Park In Leonia Reopens In June
“When you’re going to work every day to do your jobs in a global transportation hub, in the midst of a global pandemic, quality and affordable health care becomes much more than just a benefit. It becomes a basic right,” Murphy said.READ MORE: NJ Transit Reaches Settlements Nearly 5 Years After Deadly Crash At Hoboken Terminal
The bill affects more than 10,000 employees, including baggage handlers, guards, cleaners, and food service workers, at Newark Liberty International Airport.MORE NEWS: COVID Restrictions In New Jersey: Gov. Phil Murphy Says Indoor Mask Mandate Will Remain In Place Despite New CDC Guidance
New York passed a law that provides similar benefits to workers at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports in 2020.