On August 12, the airport’s Subway and Jamba Juice franchises agreed to reinstate Hakima Arhab, Bikram Thapa, and Diamond Ford, who were fired last summer after they spoke out against injustices and labor law violations on the job.
Subway also agreed to restore the schedule of Hayat Selmani, who lost work hours after she began participating in the campaign (Hayat was one of the workers who struck to protest unfair labor practices at the airport on July 14). All four workers will receive back pay.
"I can’t wait to go back to work at the airport," said Subway cashier Hakima Arhab. "My co-workers are feeling so strong — they understand now that we can stick together and stand up for our rights, and win!"
In May, the National Labor Relations Board issued complaints against Subway and Jamba Juice for retaliating against workers for organizing. The reinstatements are part of the settlement of that case.