Entries by Alyssia Osorio

The #MLK50 march in Memphis!

UNITE HERE members from all over the country convened in Memphis, Tennessee to celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights legacy. April 4, 2018 marked 50 years after his assassination. His life of purposeful non-violent direct action inspired many to take up the mantle as activists, organizers, and leaders. Martin Luther King Jr.’s […]

The FED UP Day of Action!

Workers from LSG Sky Chefs, Gate Gourmet and Flying Foods rallied all over the country for the FED UP day of action! From Local 8 Seattle to Local 26 Boston, we’re FED UP with the airlines. Hundreds of workers were fired up over the lack of federal taxes the airlines pay. United Airlines, Delta Airlines, […]

The UNITE HERE Airline Catering Summit!

Our contracts—LSG Sky Chefs, Gate Gourmet, and Flying Food Group—don’t expire until the end of 2018, but we have already begun to demand real improvements.  100 airline catering worker-leaders from 20 kitchens around the country joined forces in Baltimore on November 15/16 to make plans to win MUCH better contracts. From Boston to Los Angeles, […]

October 19: The UNITE HERE Day of Action!

Workers from Sky Chefs, Gate Gourmet and Flying Food rallied all over the country on October 19, UNITE HERE’s Day of Action. 40 cities in our union rallied for dignity and respect in the workplace, increased protections for immigrant workers, and fair wages. Highlights from these rallies include: Local 8 Seattle had a rally in […]

3 Cities, One Fight. Air-Conditioning Now! // 3 Ciudades, Una Sola Lucha. ¡Aire acondicionado ahora!

After the release of “Danger Behind the Wheel”, a report on the extreme heat conditions drivers and driver helpers in the airline catering industry experience on the job, workers have been busy holding the airlines accountable. All summer Sky Chefs workers have been doing work place actions, testifying at City Council and board meetings, and […]

Workers arrive in Charlotte for FED UP tour!

Workers from all over the country are setting off on tour to tell American Airlines that they’re FED UP. Airline passengers have had declining customer experiences, more fees for once free amenities (like checked baggage) and airline food service workers are paid poverty wages. During the  “Fed Up Tour” the workers who prepare, pack and […]

Meet the Workers: Nelson Robinson

Nelson Robinson DCA Airport – Washington D.C. member of Unite Here Local 23 Nelson has been an airline food worker, as a flight coordinator, for 7 years. He’s 38 years old, has two children, and also takes care of his parents. His favorite moment as a worker there was when he helped win his first […]

Meet the Workers: Rosa Guerrero

Rosa Guerrero IAH Airport – Houston, Texas member of Unite Here Local 23 She fights for the newer generations coming after her, and not only for herself, but for all the people.  Justice in this campaign would mean that workers would get fair wages, and it would help her coworkers believe in the things they […]