BWI Airport Workers Striking For Right To Join Union

BWI Workers by Fern ShenJune 17, 2015 – Segment 3

A group of workers from BWI concessionaire Aero Service Group (ASG — operator of DuClaw, Villa Pizza and Zona Mexicana) will be participating in a one-day strike today, 06/17. During the time they would have been at work, they’ll be visiting the Board of Public Works meeting in Annapolis in the morning, and holding a legislative briefing on the observation deck of the airport at 3pm. Workers are striking to call for a fair process to join a union. They will be addressing the Board specifically regarding the ongoing efforts to improve job quality at the airport, and particularly how low wages, job instability and racial inequality in concessions jobs paint a picture of a concessions program that is failing to alleviate issues of racial- and economic inequality in Baltimore City.

We are joined by: Tracy Lingo, an organizer with Unite Here! Local 7 in Baltimore; and William Keyes, a cook for Aero Service Group at BWI, who is currently on strike.