VIDEO: Fed Up Tour — Day 1

Press Advisory for June 13 — Philadelphia

Airline food workers to bring multi-city “Fed Up Tour” to Philadelphia

13 workers who prepare food for American at airports across the country will join Philadelphia airline food workers at a rally outside subcontractor Sky Chefs

Contact:
Meghan Cohorst, 239-503-1533, [email protected]
Adam Yalowitz, 202-826-4086, [email protected]

What: Dozens of airline food workers rally outside Sky Chefs, subcontracted catering provider for American Airlines

When: Tuesday, June 13, 3pm

Where: 8401 Escort St, Philadelphia

Who: Airline food workers from across the country join Philadelphia workers who prepare, pack and deliver food and beverages to American and other carriers.

NOTE: Airline food workers are available now through June 13 for interviews on their personal experiences working to prepare and deliver food for American and other major airlines, including their poor wages and working conditions, and how they are connected to passenger treatment. Read more

Day 1 Report: Charlotte

The Fed Up Tour kicked off bright and early on Sunday morning at Charlotte-Douglas Airport! Tour participants spent the morning handing out leaflets and talking with departing passengers, and, unsurprisingly, they found many of them who were just as Fed Up with the airlines as they are! It turns out that hidden fees, overbooked flights, and low wages aren’t exactly the […]

WCNC CHARLOTTE: “LSG Sky Chef workers hold wage rally”

Workers who provide airline meals protested outside Charlotte Douglas Airport Sunday morning, saying airlines make billions but they barely make a living wage.

Members of the Unite Here union called it their ‘Fed Up Protest.’

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Meet the Workers: Stephen “Step” Bethea

Stephen “Step” Bethea
BWI Airport — Baltimore, MD
member of UNITE HERE Local 7

Step has been an airline food worker in cold prep for 29 years. He is the 7th child out of 16, and went to school in Baltimore public schools. One of his best moments at the airport was when he helped organize his shop in 1992.

He was fed up from Day 1. Born a leader, Step stood up to his bosses to show them that the workers had the power. Fighting for the people who don’t have a voice, for the people who don’t stick up for themselves, and his grandchildren and their futures, Step joined the Fed Up tour.

His demands? Respect, health insurance, and a wage that would allow workers to send their grandchildren to college.