LSG Sky Chefs was founded as the catering arm of American Airlines but is now owned by Lufthansa. They’re the largest airline caterer. And they’ve had ongoing disputes with labor union UNITE HERE.
The union demands higher pay, and doesn’t just make those demands of their employer but also the airlines they contract with. American Airlines has provided over $22 million in wage supplements for the union’s workers.
A far cry from management’s position running US Airways, it seems American Airlines has yet to come across a worker they don’t want to pay more to do the same work.
Yet UNITE HERE is engaging in an action against American Airlines, criticizing the work they and their employer are doing for American by handing out flyers to customers. This was spotted Friday in the American terminal at LAX. (HT: Brad S.)
While I’m not a fan of American’s domestic catering the complaints in this flyer don’t actually sound so bad if you know anything about restaurants. Or spend any time on Reddit. And it always amazes me what warrants an ‘A’ rating from the Health Department.
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I don’t see how driving business away from American Airlines is going to improve wages at American’s caterer – especially when the airline is supplementing those wages.
On the other hand, demanding that American bump up its catering spend by telling customers how great their inflight meals at least stands a chance.