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: Rally In Harlem Calls For Safer Streets Day After High School Senior Taquan Jones Shot And Killed
“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: New York State Trooper Christopher Baldner Charged With Murder In Christmas 2020 Crash In Ulster County That Killed 11-Year-Old
The bill affects more than 10,000 employees, including baggage handlers, guards, cleaners, and food service workers, at Newark Liberty International Airport.MORE NEWS: Should New Jersey Issue A COVID Vaccine Mandate For State Workers, Teachers? Voters Weigh In As Race For Governor Nears Finish Line
New York passed a law that provides similar benefits to workers at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports in 2020.