This week, LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet workers from Miami, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, San Francisco, and their allies are in Miami International Airport are doing a 6 day, no food, no juice, fast. Using the attention of Super Bowl LIV, we’re calling attention to poverty wages and unaffordable healthcare despite working for a multi-billion dollar industry.
We kicked off the week with a press conference announcing why we’re fasting – because it’s impossible to feed our families with poverty wages and increasing medical bills.
DeMaurice Smith, the Executive Director of the NFL Players Association, the union that represents football players, gave his support.
“There is dignity in labor because that is what makes this country run. I’m proud to be here to represent the NFL Players, but I’m more proud to be here with you all. On this day, let’s remember, we will not be forgotten.”
Watch this video of DeMaurice Smith explaining why he thinks One Job Should Be Enough for airline catering workers.
Super Bowl week promises a great time in Miami around a big game. But behind every event is a person. And behind each person is a family trying to put food on their table.DeMaurice Smith of the NFL Players Association explains why airline catering workers are staging a #FastForOurFamilies this week.
Posted by UNITE HERE! on Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Sonia Toledo, who’s worked at LSG Sky Chefs at Miami International Airport for 30 years, addressed the crowd. “I’m fasting because my coworkers deserve healthcare that is affordable and has good quality. For our families too.”
For the full video of our press conference, watch it here:
🎥 LIVE #FASTFOROURFAMILIES KICK-OFF IN MIAMI: Airline catering workers want to show the world what's beyond the glitz & glamour of #SBLIV to address poverty & inadequate health care that working people in the industry face every day. #1job https://t.co/lsF5rho42K
— Unite Here Local 355 (@UNITEHERE_SoFla) January 27, 2020
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