UNITE HERE and Teamster members working in Gate Gourmet in-flight kitchens achieved two important victories recently. On July 1, Gate Gourmet stripped members of health insurance in retaliation for their overwhelming rejection of the company’s contract proposal. Actions in the kitchens forced the Company to back off and Gate Gourmet has agreed to restore health insurance on September 1. Gate Gourmet also agreed to binding arbitration to settle outstanding economic issues in contract negotiations. Arbitration not only provides a better and more efficient process for what have been bitter negotiations, but reduces the odds of a bankruptcy judge ruling on our issues.