SFO food service workers negotiating, strike still possible

Representatives for food service workers and dozens of restaurants at San Francisco International Airport are still in negotiations today in an effort to avert a two-day strike at the airport, a spokesman for the union said.

Ian Lewis, spokesman for Unite Here! Local 2, which represents about 650 cooks, waitstaff and other restaurant workers at 48 outlets at the airport, said this morning that bargaining teams had made “some progress” Thursday but remain substantially far apart.

“There's still a real possibility that there may be a strike called in the near future,” Lewis said, though he added that no deadline has been set.

The bargaining committee will keep negotiating “as long as there's progress,” Lewis said.

The workers are asking primarily for their medical benefits to remain the same and for higher wages, according to Lewis. They have been without a contract since November 2006, he said.

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