In late May, workers at Baltimore’s BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport visited Frankfurt, Germany. They have asked Fraport AG — parent company of BWI’s concessions developer AirMall USA — to address the poor quality of jobs and working conditions the airport’s food and retail concessions program. Frustrated with lack of action since Fraport acquired AirMall nearly a year ago, workers decided to travel to Frankfurt in order to encourage solutions to the dispute.
In addition to meeting with elected officials, media and other Fraport stakeholders, workers and UNITE HERE representatives were joined by supporters from ver.di, the union representing Fraport’s employees in Germany, for a public event the day of Fraport’s General Assembly.
German website: flughafenBWI.org