Updated on 25 November 2019
Unite Here, which represents airline catering workers, planned demonstrations at 18
airports including, but not limited to, those in Charlotte, Chicago (ORD), Dallas, Denver,
Detroit, Honolulu, Houston (IAH), Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark, New York
(JFK), Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington National
The union expects the number of demonstrators at each airport to range from about 200 to
as many as 1,000 at JFK.
The demonstrations represent the union’s latest effort to secure improvements in pay,
health care and working conditions for airport caterers, who prepare the food for onboard
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