Portland Airport Press Conference and Port Commission Meeting – Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 8:30 am

Join UNITE HERE Local 8 union and non-union airport workers and their fight for job security! In the coming years a majority of the concessionaire leases expire at the Portland International Airport.  50 union workers were just displaced on December 31st at PDX Gustav’s restaurant due to an expired lease and no worker retention.  That means, when a concessionaire lease expires and a new business comes in, they do not have to retain the workers.  This is bad for workers, bad for travelers, and bad for Portland. Join us now to tell the Port Commission we need worker retention.

 What: Press conference with workers and port commission meeting to follow. We will release the results of a PDX job conditions survey.

Where: Portland International Airport:  The Multnomah room (in the conference center) upstairs from the clock tower.

When: Wednesday January 14th 2015

Time: Gathering at 8:30am with a port commission hearing to follow for those who can stay.  Workers will be testifying.