Jessica Choy works with UNITE HERE.

Oakland Airport Workers On Strike

Jessica Choy

Close on the heels of yesterday's historic fast food worker strike, 180 Oakland Airport food and retail workers walked off the job today to protest unfair labor practices by their employer, Host International including a retaliatory lawsuit filed against the union by the company and regressive bargaining. Host’s most recent proposals would strip away benefits the workers have depended on for years.

Monica Guzman, a Host retail cashier, says, “I’m ready to strike because I’ve worked here for 22 years, I raised my family on this job, and now Host wants us to give up the benefits my co-workers and I have fought to protect for all these years!”