MEDIA ADVISORY FOR—Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Contact: MJ Leira, [email protected]
As residents are coming back to work, the airport needs financial relief and workers need the living wage.
WHO: UNITE HERE Local 355 concessions workers at Miami International Airport and allies.
WHAT: Press conference with hospitality workers from Miami International Airport followed by a door hanging action in Miami-Dade County neighborhoods.
WHERE: Miami International Airport Departures Door 1, 2100 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142
WHEN: Wednesday, July 7 at 10:00 AM. RSVP Here.
VISUALS: Concessions workers will deliver a letter with 600+ signatories to the Aviation Director, and afterwards canvass County neighborhoods asking voters to “Please tell the Commissioners you support MIA concessions workers.” Workers will meet outside Miami International Airport Door 1.
*Interviews with Miami International Airport workers available immediately as well as opportunities to follow workers speaking to residents after the press conference.*
Contact: MJ Leira at [email protected]
Before the pandemic, Miami-Dade Commissioners voted to give airport concession workers a modest pay raise and basic health care. Today, workers are finally getting back to work, but their companies are still trying to recover from the toll of COVID-19.
Airport concessions workers are asking their County Commissioners to reach an agreement with airport companies that allows them to pay the raise the Commissioners voted for. Many concessions workers have lived and worked near the airport for decades. They will canvass neighborhoods in every County Commission district to rally support for the airport recovery effort. If Miami-Dade is going to recover as a county, airport concessionaires deserve relief.
UNITE HERE Local 355 is a labor union that represents over 7,000 members in South Florida’s hospitality industry working in hotels, casinos, restaurants, stadiums, and airports. Over 50% of its members remain out of work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.