Entries by Daria Ovide

Hunger Strike Kick-Off Ahead of MLK Day by UNITE HERE Local 11, CASE Action & Un-PAC to Urge Senate to Pass of Freedom To Vote Act 

PHOENIX–UNITE HERE Local 11, CASE Action, and Un-PAC today launched a hunger strike outside the Arizona State Capitol to continue to pressure elected leaders in Washington to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. On day 1, strikers were joined by State Senator Raquel Teran and Pastor Aubrey Barnwell, among others. Beatriz Topete, an organizing director […]

Just in Time for Christmas, HMS Host Workers in Three Cities Ratify New Contracts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 24, 2021 Food workers at Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Orange County airports win significant raises and improved job security Airport food workers with UNITE HERE Local 11 voted to ratify new contracts with HMS Host Thursday at Los Angeles International, Phoenix Sky Harbor International, and John Wayne Orange County airports. All […]


You’ve heard a lot about negotiations while workers are out on strike. Now that we are back to bargaining, we, the union committee, want to update you on where we agree and disagree with the company. The status of negotiations is always changing, so confirm the latest details with your committee person or organizer! Equality […]


Special information for HMS Host strikers from UNITE HERE Local 11 staff attorney Alyssa Peterson Every worker is protected when they act with other workers to fight for better working conditions. Even when you are on strike, you have legal rights as an employee. Make sure to document what you are seeing and hearing through photos, […]

ADVISORY: Sky Harbor HMS Host Workers’ Indefinite Strike Reaches Day 3

Airport concessions worker strike continues into busiest travel day of the year Phoenix – HMS Host workers’ indefinite strike will reach its third day just one day before Thanksgiving, reportedly the busiest travel day of the year. Striking workers will continue to picket, chant and hold a drum line in protest of HMS Host’s unwillingness […]

Advisory: LAX Food Workers to Stage Day-Long Protest on Busiest Travel Day of the Year

Citing vote Tuesday in key City Council subcommittee, airport workers say they’re still struggling to stay healthy and housed while employers take advantage of pandemic relief LAX workers will dedicate Wednesday’s all-day demonstration in solidarity with striking airport concessions workers in Phoenix who are also members of Local 11 Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council […]

Strike Questions & Answers

Question 1: If I am working, what do I do? Report to the north curb of level 1 of Terminal 4 for your picket duty. If a tentative agreement is met, your Contract Committee person will notify you. Question 2: What will be our strike benefit? The strike benefit will be $300 for the first […]

PHXStrike Alert: HMS Host Locations to Avoid at PHX Sky Harbor Airport

Call or email HMS Host (877) 672-7467 [email protected] HMS Host locations to avoid ALL Starbucks outlets, Barrio Café, Blanco’s Tacos, Cowboy Ciao, Dilly’s Deli, LGO Marketplace, Chelsea’s Kitchen, American Airlines Admiral’s Club lounges, Olive & Ivy, Focaccia Florentina, Shake Shack, San Tan Brewery, Zin Burger HMS Host workers are striking for fair raises, affordable health […]