This past Monday, airport concessions workers who are members of UNITE HERE Local 23 and their allies went to Denver City Council to protect their jobs.
Concessions workers, unlike other City contractors, do not currently have worker retention protection. That means that without the intervention of the city, 70 cooks, dishwashers, servers and bartenders will be fired if the airport awards the concessions lease to a new company.
“No matter what company wins the bid, we should be able to keep our jobs,” said Ingrid Canales, a cook who has worked at the airport for 11 years. “This is the best job I’ve ever had. Without it, I don’t know how I would support my family.”