For immediate release
July 15, 2014
Settlement ends labor negotiations at San Francisco ballpark
[San Francisco] Centerplate, the company that provides hospitality services for the San Francisco Giants, and UNITE HERE Local 2, the union representing 800 food and beverage workers at AT&T Park, have reached a contract agreement that ends labor negotiations at the ballpark. The agreement provides for wage increases, health care and improved pension benefits, and will last through the start of the 2019 baseball season.
Over the weekend, hundreds of food and beverage workers voted by 98% to ratify the contract settlement.
“We are proud to announce a great contract that secures our health care, wages, pensions, and provides job security,” said Billie Feliciano, a Centerplate concession worker who has been serving SF Giants’ fans since 1978. “We look forward to welcoming the thousands of fans who make AT&T Park a great place to work, this season and in future ones.”
“This agreement underscores Centerplate’s commitment to its employees, maintains wages and benefits as some of the best in the league, and allows us to continue providing the highest standard of service to fans of the San Francisco Giants,” said Des Hauge, CEO, Centerplate.
Centerplate is a global leader in live event hospitality, “Making It Better To Be There®” for more than 115 million guests each year in over 350 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America and Europe, including AT&T Park in San Francisco. Visit the company online at www.centerplate.com.
UNITE HERE Local 2 represents 12,000 food service and hotel workers in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. It is affiliated with UNITE HERE!, North America’s hospitality workers union. For more information, visit www.unitehere2.org.