Airport concession stand workers have been subject to workplace abuses such as not being paid the legally required ‘living wage’, no overtime when overtime is due, no vacation when vacation is due, firings for trying to organize a union, and plenty else.
UNITE HERE is the union which has organized the Castlewood Workers, sought and obtained aid for their cause from Occupy Oakland and its Labor Solidarity Committee, and recently won a huge court victory against the Castlewood Country Club for unfair labor practices.
THIS FRIDAY! Airport Action and Boycott Launch
Friday, August 31, 11am-1:30pm.
Oakland Airport Terminal 2.
Join UNITE HERE 2850 and airport workers for a Labor Day action at the Oakland Airport! Workers are launching a boycott against the following non-union airport businesses:
• See’s Candies • Auntie Anne’s Pretzels • Gordon Biersch • Jamba Juice • Subway • Otaez • Burger King • World Passage Duty Free • Silver Dragon • Tech Showcase
Stand up with the workers in demanding a fair process for deciding whether to join a union, free from intimidation.
While you’re there, you can meet Hakima Arhab and consider making a donation to support her and her family. She’s the cashier at the Oakland Airport Subway who was fired after she blew the whistle on her bosses by filing charges that Subway has violated various labor laws. You can make an online donation here or send a check to 1440 Broadway Ste 208, Oakland, CA 94612 (make checks out to UNITE HERE Local 2850, with “Hakima Arhab” in the memo line).
Also, check out our new airport campaign page and the 2850 Facebook page to learn more about the workers and their stories!
For questions or rides, contact Lian Alan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-219-6491.
UNITE HERE Local 2850, 1440 Broadway, Suite 208, Oakland, CA 94612, Tel. 510-893-3181, Fax 510-893-5362