Meet the Workers: Yamilet Vigueras

Yamilet Vigueras
MIA Airport — Miami, FL
member of UNITE HERE Local 355

Yamilet Vigueras has been working as an airline food worker for 2 years. She’s fed up with the exploitation, the lack of healthcare, lack of respect, and the low salaries airline food service workers receive. She encourages other airline food workers to have their urgency in this fight outweigh their fear. If workers left their fear, they would have power.

When she found out the airlines made $35 billion in profits, she was angry because she saw her coworkers living in poverty. She was then sad, because it’s clear the companies don’t recognize that the workers have families, just like the executives.