Oakland Airport Workers Ready to Strike!
Help us Make Picket Signs!
Tuesday, December 18, 6:00 – 8:00PM
ILWU Local 6 Union Hall, 99 Hegenberger Rd
Oakland Airport concessions workers have given HMS Host until the end of the day on Thursday, December 20 to come to a fair agreement in contract negotiations. Otherwise, Host workers will be ready to strike beginning on Friday.
So far in contract talks, HMS Host has proposed several significant takeaways. These include having the employees pay for all increases in the cost for family medical coverage, eliminating employees’ paid meal breaks, and freezing employees’ wages for the length of the contract.
We can’t tell you in advance the exact day workers may be going on strike. However, we will be able to tell you on the day of through email and Facebook. You can also pay attention to the news to hear about what is happening.
We will be holding a 12 noon rally as well as a 6pm rally outside the airport any day that workers are on strike. We need members of the community to show solidarity with the workers!
Thank you to all who have been out to our rallies and stood with the workers in their struggle for justice. We hope you and your family enjoy the holiday season.
And of course, if we’re on strike when you fly through Oakland Airport, please avoid any struck shops and patronize Andale and Firewood instead – both have current contracts covering their employees.