On November 26, we protested on one of the busiest travel days from coast to coast. We marched, picketed, did sit-downs & die-ins, and even a few cities did civil rights style civil disobedience. Alongside our allies, we called on American and Delta to take urgent steps to ensure we get good wages and affordable healthcare.
Check out this video of our big day of action in 17 cities.
Check out just *some* of the highlights from today's nationwide airport protests!
Airline catering workers hope by bringing their message to passengers traveling for #ThanksgivingWeek, they'll motivate airlines like @AmericanAir & @Delta to resolve the labor dispute NOW.#1Job pic.twitter.com/UPtoCQnO1N
— UNITE HERE (@unitehere) November 27, 2019
Local 5 Honolulu:
Most airline food workers are paid less than $15 per hour. With poverty wages & pricey health insurance premiums, many airline catering workers face impossible choices between their health and their bills. #1job @AmericanAir pic.twitter.com/7K1D1qac2U
— Unite Here! Local 5 #1job (@uniteherehawaii) November 26, 2019
Local 2 San Francisco:
Millions of passengers are flying this weekend.
How many of them know that the workers who cater @AmericanAir planes – who prepare in-flight meals and load the beverage carts – are living in poverty?
— UNITE HERE Local 2 (@UniteHereLocal2) November 27, 2019
Local 8 SEA-TAC:
Local 11 Los Angeles:
Clergy anoint hospitality workers & allies risking arrest in the street outside #LAX. Airline catering workers can’t wait any longer. Our families need [email protected] NOW. ##RaiseLAX #1job pic.twitter.com/Hd8oAzSRX2
— UNITE HERE Local 11 (@UNITEHERE11) November 27, 2019
San Diego Local 30:
Thanks to all those who came out to support airline catering workers as they call on @AmericanAir to take urgent steps to ensure that #1Job is enough to provide for the health and well-being of their families! pic.twitter.com/h2272O7L5n
— UNITE HERE Local 30 (@UNITEHERE30) November 27, 2019
Local 226 Las Vegas:
Great turnout today! Nearly 100 workers and allies showed up to support. Thank you @UFCW for walking the picket line with us today. Thank you political campaigns for your solidarity.
— The Culinary Union (@Culinary226) November 26, 2019
Local 23 Dallas:
Local 23 in the Dallas Observer
Local 23 Houston:
Local 23 in the Houston Chronicle
Local 17 Minneapolis:
WOW! ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾Hundreds of airline catering workers and allies came out today to let Delta know: We shouldn’t have to chose between paying our bills or getting medical care! One Job Should Be Enough!#1job
Local 1 Chicago:
— UNITE HERE Local 1 (@UniteHerelocal1) November 26, 2019
Local 24 Detroit:
Charlotte Local 23:
Miami Local 355:
— Unite Here Local 355 (@UNITEHERE_SoFla) November 27, 2019
Local 23 Washington D.C.:
BREAKING: Airline catering workers stage airport sit-in at Reagan National Airport on historically busy travel day
— UNITE HERE Local 23 (@unitehere23) November 27, 2019
Local 274 Philadelphia:
We prepare the food and beverage served on @AmericanAir flights out of HUB. We are struggling to make ends meet while American Airlines profits. But we're out here today, and will be back again soon, to demand that #1Job Should Be Enough for ALL airline catering workers! pic.twitter.com/PjUtDlU9AO
— UNITE HERE Philly (@UNITEHEREPhilly) November 26, 2019
Local 1oo New York:
“One job should be enough!”
As #HolidayTravel begins to ramp up, hundreds of airline catering workers staged a large protest at JFK Airport.
They say they aren’t making enough to stay above the poverty line.
— Darren McQuade (@BreakinNewsBoy) November 27, 2019