Nearly 1,000 restaurant workers went on strike at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on Monday after they failed to reach an agreement after more than nine months of negotiations for higher pay with their employers.

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In a press release published on Monday, the hospitality workers union representing Unite Here Local 2-SFO restaurant employees said the strike included cashiers, baristas, cooks, dishwashers, bartenders, servers and lounge attendants, who were serving 84 food and beverage are in stock. Airport.

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Most of those striking earn $17.05 an hour, the union saidHe said that the employees have not got salary in three years.

Vivian Narvarte, who works at both Pie Five Pizza and Ladle & Leaf restaurants at SFO, said, “I have to do two things to support my family and meet our needs, and that means I have to work with my kids and my kids.” It’s hard to meet grandchildren.” In a statement issued by the union, “My salary for a full hour of work is less than the cost of just one meal. This is very unfair. I am on strike because I want to quit my second job and spend more time with my family.” I want to spend.”

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“No one can pay their bills or feed their children at $17 an hour,” said union president Anand Singh. “Working at SFO meant you had a good job, but most of the airport’s fast-food workforce hasn’t seen growth in three years. The hamburger or burrito that serves an airport worker often costs more than what he or she wants.” Fully cooks. Hours. Nine months of talks got us nowhere, and SFO’s food service workers are tired of working two or three jobs to survive.”

In a TikTok video, which has been viewed more than 500,000 times, workers compare the cost of a meal at a San Francisco airport with their hourly wage, explaining how it doesn’t cover a single meal at the facility. Huh.

The airport wrote about the strike on Twitter.To warn passengers about possible disruptions. “A labor action could affect employees at SFO Restaurant & Lounge today. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,” the SFO wrote.

The union advised airport-goers to bring their own food and snacks, although some packaged food is reportedly still available at some stores, which the SFO says are still operating.

Monday’s strike follows a protest by SFO workers of Unite Here Local 2 on 16 September, which blocked traffic at the airport’s Terminal 3. Some 41 of the workers and their supporters, including San Francisco supervisors Gordon Marr and Connie Chan, were arrested.