Here’s yesterday’s press release about the big strike at SFO, and this morning’s is below.
And, for equal time, here’s what SFO has, which is nothing so far.
“For Immediate Release: December 12, 2014 – Contact: Laurel Fish, UNITE HERE Local 2
The Storm Continues: SFO Restaurant Strike Enters its Second Day
Dozens of Airport Eateries Partially or Completely Closed
Passengers Alerted to Bring their Own Food
Union Files Charges with Federal Government Against Illegal Behavior
(Burlingame, CA)—The strike by nearly 1,000 restaurant workers at San Francisco International Airport entered its second and final day today, with most concession outlets experiencing partial or total shutdown.
After working without a contract for more than a year—in a region suffering from some of the worst economic inequality in the country—restaurant workers launched a two-day strike yesterday to win an agreement protecting job security and health coverage.
“These restaurant companies have forgotten that my coworkers and I are the ones who make them so successful” said Molly Gomez, a server who works at Gordon Biersch, which is operated by HMS Host. “We walked off the job to remind them of that, and to draw our customers’ attention to the fact that we deserve better.”
UNITE HERE Local 2, the hotel and restaurant workers union, issued a traveler’s advisory, urging anyone flying from SFO to bring their own food to the airport. With scores of outlets shuttered, food and beverage options for travelers are very limited.
Meanwhile, Local 2 announced that it is filing charges with the federal government against the SFO restaurant group – known as the Airport Restaurant Employers Council – for illegal coercive behavior against employees.
Media availability is located at Terminal 3 on the Departures Level of SFO.
UNITE HERE Local 2 is the hotel and restaurant workers union of San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. It represents over 12,000 workers in the region’s hospitality industries. Visit www.unitehere2.org for more information.
And here’s the list of eateries:
Buena Vista Café
Cat Cora Cocktail Lounge
Guava & Java
Lark Creek Grill
Legends of San Francisco
Mission Bar and Grill
Napa Farms Market
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
San Francisco Soup Co.
Soup & Salad Works
Plant Café / Pinkberry
Willow Creek Grille
Willow Street Pizza