Airport employees concerned about work conditions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Employees at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport discussed conditions they encounter while at work.

Four employees addressed Charlotte City Council Monday night during a public forum.

They said people are ignoring no-smoking signs. They also complained that there is poor lighting at employee lots and there is concern about the Northlake express route to the airport being canceled.

An employee told council members that passengers are assaulting employees and it is difficult to press criminal charges.

“The passenger cut my finger. My finger swelled,” employee Donielle Prophete said. “I end up contracting MRSA and out of work for 22 days. I was not able to press charges against that passenger because the police did not take the passenger. The passenger went on the carrier to catch their next flight.”

The city manager is looking into the allegations

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