Rehnaaz Nisha’s Story

I work at the Oakland Airport as a cashier for HMS Host, which is a unionized company. Getting a union job has made a huge difference in my life. I have health care for my son, and I have a set schedule so I can plan childcare for him. I have stability and security in my life – I don’t have to stress about getting fired just because my boss doesn’t like me, or about getting hurt and not being able to pay the doctor.

The workers at the nonunion companies in the airport are my friends. They work just as hard as I do, but they’re not being treated equally. They don’t have paid breaks, vacations, or job descriptions.

If you’re all gonna work in one building, you should all be treated the same!