As New Legislation in Tallahassee Aims to Cut the Living Wage, Airline Catering Workers in Miami Lead the Fight to Stop it

WHO: Hundreds of airline catering workers who prepare in-flight food and beverage for companies including American Airlines at LSG Sky Chefs with their labor union, UNITE HERE Local 355, and allies. WHAT: Rally WHERE: 3500 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33142 WHEN: Thursday, December 14 at 2:30 pm WHY: Airline catering workers at Miami International […]

Inflation Crunch in the Sunshine State: The Invisible Workforce That Powers Miami International Airport is About to Erupt.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 11, 2023 Labor union’s new report finds cost-of-living emergency for Sky Chefs workers at MIA.   ***DOWNLOAD B-ROLL HERE ***   MIAMI, FL—On Wednesday, October 11th hundreds of Miami International Airport (MIA) airline catering workers marched outside their workplace at LSG Sky Chefs for higher wages, saying they can’t keep […]

South Florida’s Hospitality Workers Union Endorses Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava in Reelection Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—FRIDAY, September 22   Miami, FL– On Friday morning, September 22, 150 union housekeepers, cooks, dishwashers, airport concessions workers, servers, and bellmen gathered at their Leadership Summit to speak about the difficult economic situation workers are facing and their plan to raise the standard for hospitality workers in South Florida.   At this […]

Levy Restaurants at Marlins Stadium Workers Won A $20 Minimum Wage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 CONTACT: MJ Leira, [email protected] Labor unions prove to be the answer for South Florida workers **Download photos and videos here** Watch Facebook Livestream here UNITE HERE Local 355, the labor union that represents food-service workers at the Marlins’ LoanDepot park, reached a tentative agreement with Levy Restaurants, a […]

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As Miami Becomes Most Expensive City Florida Politicians Propose to Bar Local Governments from Requiring Higher Wages

MIAMI, FL— An already high cost of living has skyrocketed in Miami-Dade. As Miamians are faced with rising rent, low-wage immigrant workers are some of the most impacted. Now, as Miami Dade residents are working to recover what was lost from the pandemic, Florida State legislators have proposed legislation that could cut their wages to […]

Bring MIA Back! Hospitality Workers at Miami International Airport Demand Concessions Companies Open All Stores and Raise Wages

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR—THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021 CONTACT: MJ Leira, [email protected], (917) 565-7697 WHO: Approx. 40 UNITE HERE Local 355 hospitality union workers. WHAT: Press conference. RSVP HERE. WHERE: Miami International Airport — Door 1 Departures. WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 11:00 AM. As workers across the country mobilize during “Striketober,” and employers raise salaries, […]

Miami Airport Concessions Workers Speak to Residents about Necessary Relief for Miami Airport Businesses

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 […]

Hospitality Workers Call on Broward County Commissioners to Ensure Their Return When Business Comes Back

Now is the time to create more middle-class Union jobs in the South, not eliminate them. MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, APRIL 12 Contact: MJ Leira, (917) 565-7697, [email protected] WHO: Laid off hospitality workers from the Diplomat Beach Resort WHAT: Laid off employees fight to get their jobs back by talking to residents in Broward County. […]

Crowded Spring Break Presents Pandemic Risk

MEDIA ADVISORY for Thursday, March 25 MJ Leira, [email protected] (917) 565-7697 Hospitality Workers Union Launches National Effort to Register Laid-Off Workers for Health Care Coverage through the American Rescue Plan WHO: UNITE HERE Local 355 laid-off hospitality workers alongside community allies. WHAT: National launch to register workers for 100% COBRA coverage under President Biden’s American […]