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Airline catering workers to strike at these 18 airports during Thanksgiving travel rush
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Thousands of airline catering workers at 18 airports are threatening to strike Tuesday, at the start of one of the busiest travel times of the year.
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The labor union Unite Here, which represents 50,000 airline industry workers, with 20,000 in catering and 30,000 in airport concessions, are demanding a contract with a $15 minimum wage, better health care options and seniority pay, from two of the country's main airline catering companies, LSG Sky and Gate Gourmet.
A federal mediator is reportedly involved in the negotiations as the clock ticks down.
Nearly 3 million people are expected to fly between Tuesday and Sunday, Dec. 1, according to Airlines For America.
Demonstrations are expected in Charlotte, Chicago (ORD), Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston (IAH), Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark, New York (JFK), Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington (DCA), according to Forbes.
Passengers traveling through those airports may witness anywhere from 200 to 1,000 demonstrators at each airport, the union says.