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USA: Catering workers plan arrests while protesting for better wages and benefits at American Airlines headquarters

Author: Kyle Arnold, Dallas News, Published on: 5 August 2019

"100 union catering workers are planning to get arrested while protesting American Airlines", 3 August 2019

As many as 100 unionized catering workers plan to get arrested protesting near the...headquarters of American Airlines...in their fight for better wages and benefits...

...While they don't work for American, they say the airline is responsible for their low wages through its contracting...Unite Here union members say they are targeting American with this protest because it is LSG's biggest customer.

American spokesman Joshua Freed said in a statement that the carrier doesn't control wages for catering vendors. "...We would like the catering vendor and the union to reach agreement as soon as possible."...

...Unite Here and LSG Sky Chefs have been negotiating a new contract since October. The union says that wages at Sky Chefs are as low as $9.85 an hour and that more than half the workers make less than $11.35 an hour and can't afford health benefits...

...LSG Sky Chefs, in a statement, said..."Our company has offered improvements in wages and is discussing numerous other issues...This is a short period of time to negotiate a complex labor agreement and we remain committed to negotiating in good faith..."...

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Related companies: American Airlines LSG Sky Chefs