United Airlines Catering Workers in Houston, Four Other Cities Vote “Yes” for Union

Texas AFL-CIO Congratulates UNITE HERE, Welcomes New Members

The Texas AFL-CIO celebrated today’s announcement that 2,700 kitchen workers at United Airlines, including workers in Houston, have voted to join UNITE HERE, a union of 250,000 workers in the airport, hotel, food service and other related industries.

The vote to unionize was 72 percent in favor.

Texas AFL-CIO President Rick Levy welcomed the Houston workers to the Texas labor movement:

“The decision by thousands of United Airlines food service workers – including hundreds in Houston – to speak up together for higher wages and better working conditions will improve the lives of working families across the Gulf Coast.”

“This vote should send a message to businesses, politicians, and everyday working people across our state: When working people use the power of our voices to fight for a better future, we win.” 

“From airline kitchen workers in Houston to transport workers in Fort Worth, from workers fighting for earned paid sick days in San Antonio to door-to-door community organizers in Dallas, across our state working people are fighting for a fair shot to get ahead. We congratulate the new members of UNITE HERE on this historic victory and welcome them to the union family in Texas.” 

UNITE HERE news release: https://unitehere.org/press-releases/united-airlines-kitchen-workers-vote-yes-on-unionization/