Los Angeles (CBSLA) – Hundreds of Los Angeles International Airport food workers in the midst of union contract negotiations are expected to hold a full-day strike on Wednesday.
The workers, members of Unite Here Local 11, are expected to strike from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Terminal 4
They are on strike against the airport concession giant HMS Host. The union says many of its long-term workers have not received a raise in more than three years due to a longstanding industrial dispute.
On Monday, workers in American Airlines’ admiral lounge voted overwhelmingly to approve a strike, according to the union. The food workers also plan to go on strike at some point.
Unite Here Local 11 represents approximately 32,000 hospitality workers in hotels, restaurants and airports in Southern California and Arizona.