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BUFFALO, NY- A change in how certain United Airlines employees are classified could mean pay-cuts for dozens of workers at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Buffalo is one of 12 locations where United ticket agents, gate agents and baggage handlers will be classified as contract workers. This means the workers will no longer be paid by the airline.

Those employees will now be paid $12 an hour instead of $24 an hour.

United says the decision is an economic one, that is largely occurring at airports that fly mainly United Express commuter-type flights.

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