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American Airlines and United Airlines catering workers authorize strike

Lewis Lazare
American Airlines and United Airlines catering workers authorize strike

Some 1,400 catering workers who prepare inflight meals for American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines for flights departing from O’Hare International Airport voted on Friday to authorize a strike against the catering companies that employ them. The strike would happen if and when they are released from contract negotiations by the National Mediation Board. The catering vendors at the center of the possible strike action are Gate Gourmet, which handles all of American’s catering out of O’Hare, and LSG Sky Chefs, which handles United’s inflight catering needs at O’Hare.