A group of food service workers at the Indianapolis airport represented by UNITE HERE, the union for travel hospitality workers, has ratified a union contract with SSP America, a food service provider. The union contract is the first of its kind for hospitality workers at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND).
"This is a big victory for airport workers and for all hospitality workers in Indianapolis," says Andrea Farries, who works as a prep cook at the airport. "Like anyone, I just want a better future for myself, and I’m glad that we were able to work together to allow this day to come."
Terms of the new agreement include better wages for food service workers and greater job security. UNITE HERE is currently in negotiations with an additional airport food service operator, AREAS.