As Inflation Looms, San Francisco Airport Food Workers Strike, Demanding Higher Pay

Workers at San Francisco International Airport on strike from 84 food and beverage stores
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 26: San Francisco International Airport food service workers carry signs as they strike outside of a terminal at the airport on September 26, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Nearly 1,000 Unite Here Local No. 2 union workers at San Francisco International Airport walked off the job and went on strike early Monday morning as they fight for better wages. Many of the workers have had to take on second jobs to support their families. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Beginning on Monday, approximately 1,000 restaurant workers from 84 food and beverage stores at San Francisco International Airport went on strike.
  • Many workers have not gotten a raise in three years and now argue that their hourly wage does not cover the price of one meal at the airport.
  • Workers participating in the strike include cashiers, baristas, cooks, dishwashers, bartenders, servers, and lounge attendants, the majority of whom earn $17.05 per hour.

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