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Posts September 1, 2015

Gate Gourmet Members Vote to Ratify New Contract!

Gate Gourmet workers (members of Local 1) rally in Chicago in January 2015. On Thursday, August 27th votes were tallied and Gate Gourmet airline catering members approved a new union contract covering 7907 workers across the country!   The contract was ratified by a 92% margin and will be expire December 31, 2017. 3499 workers are […]

Posts May 30, 2015

Baltimore airport workers, German allies rally in Frankfurt for better job quality in BWI concessions program

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 […]

Posts May 27, 2015

City of LA notifies Flying Food Group of failure to comply with city living wage

As the City of Los Angeles moves to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, it is also cracking down on one company that it says has failed to comply with an existing city living wage.  In a letter to Flying Food Group CEO David Cotton, the City advises that 271 employees at the company’s Imperial […]

Posts September 9, 2014

UNITE HERE Whistleblower Report: Security in Airline Catering

Nearly one in four airline catering workers — 24% — say unauthorized people could get into their kitchens and trucks, and the same percentage warned that someone could place contraband on a food cart, according to a survey obtained by USA TODAY. Unite Here, a union representing 12,000 airline catering workers nationwide, surveyed 400 of […]