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 […]
The U.S. public has long relied on the American Heart Association’s recommendations for how to prevent heart attack and stroke. Given the AHA’s influence, we believe the organization should avoid financial ties to corporations with commercial interests in cardiovascular health. However, the AHA and its leadership accept large sums of money from individuals and corporations, including […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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