Over the past two months, non-union food service workers at the Oakland Airport have been standing up for justice on the job. They’ve filed claims alleging violations of state and local labor laws, and demanded a fair process to decide whether to join a union, free from employer intimidation. Check out great coverage of the campaign from the East Bay Express, In These Times, and KPFA!
Since workers went public with their demands, Hakima Arhab and Bikram Thapa – both Subway employees active in the campaign – were fired. Other workers have seen their hours cut, or have received citations from the Port of Oakland for coming into the airport on their days off to speak with their employers about problems on the job. The Port, the State of California, and the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board are investigating claims about violations of the law. But in the meantime, workers are continuing their struggle for fairness and dignity – and are calling for a consumer boycott of their employers (see below for a complete list).
Join UNITE HERE 2850 and airport workers for a Labor Day action to launch the boycott!
Check out our new airport campaign page to learn more about the workers and their stories!
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Workers are calling on airport consumers not to patronize the following businesses until they agree to a fair process for employees to decide whether to be represented by a union:
• See’s Candies
• Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
• Gordon Biersch
• Jamba Juice
• Burger King
• World Passage Duty Free
• Silver Dragon
• Tech Showcase