TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork)Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Healthy Terminals Act on Thursday.

It provides access to quality health insurance to airport workers.

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“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.

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The bill affects more than 10,000 employees, including baggage handlers, guards, cleaners, and food service workers, at Newark Liberty International Airport.

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New York passed a law that provides similar benefits to workers at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports in 2020.

CBSNewYork Team