The airport workers picket at Dulles Airport is back on. Unite Here Local 23 had called off last week’s picket against Sky Chefs after the company agreed to raise Dulles airline catering workers' wages and pay back pay, but the latest round of negotiations left senior and higher-skilled workers with nothing. “Both Gate Gourmet and Flying Food Group at Dulles Airport have already agreed to wage increases of at least $1.80/hr for all workers in all classifications,” reports Local 23’s Sarah Jacobson. Airline catering workers in the Sky Chefs kitchen at DCA won wage increases up to $4/hr for all classifications. “Needless to say, the Dulles workers are extremely disappointed with this outcome,” Jacobson added. The Dulles picket is set for Wednesday, Jan 31, from 2-4p.
photo from a picket at Dulles last year; courtesy UNITE HERE 23