Media Advisory: DFW airline catering workers hold airport campaign kick off event

Confirmed speakers include airline food catering workers, Council Member Omar Narvaez, Dallas AFL-CIO, Texas Organizing Project, Workers Defense, and more.

WHO:  Airline catering workers at DFW International Airport, Dallas City Council elected officials, Dallas City Council candidates, UNITE HERE Local 23, and community allies.

WHAT: Kickoff event to end poverty wages for airline catering workers preparing inflight meals for American Airlines flights at DFW International Airport. Program includes speakers and open discussion between elected officials, candidates, and other stakeholders. We’re asking for a minimum of $15 per hour, raises to address wage compression, and access to affordable health care.

WHEN: February 18, 2019 from 6:00-7:00pm

WHERE: Dallas AFL-CIO, 1408 N Washington Ave # 240, Dallas, TX 75204

WHY: While American Airlines has announced nearly $12 billion in profits since 2015, over half of more than 800 airline catering workers at DFW make less than $12 per hour, and some make as low as $9.85 per hour. Working families are coming together at DFW International Airport to share their stories and ask for $15 per hour and access to affordable health care.

CONTACT: Bo Delp, UNITE HERE Local 23, email: [email protected], cell: 202-341-7191

UNITE HERE is a labor union representing 300,000 hospitality workers in the U.S. and Canada. This includes over 18,000 airline catering workers employed by Flying Food Group, Gate Gourmet, LSG Sky Chefs, and United Airlines.