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Trabajadores de la industria de alimentación de Orlando dispuestos a ir a huelga

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Thursday, December 1, 2022   

Trabajadores de la alimentación del Centro de Convenciones del Condado de Orange han autorizado una huelga, y la ventana para esa acción se abrió la semana pasada.

Los miembros del Local 737 de Unite Here votaron el 21 de noviembre para autorizar una huelga en cualquier momento después de que su contrato con el proveedor francés de servicios de alimentación Sodexo expirara la semana pasada..

El voto a favor de la autorización de la huelga fue de 235 a cero, y el presidente del Local 737, Jeremy Haicken, dice que los problemas están claros.

"Los trabajadores de Sodexo necesitan un aumento," dice Haicken. "Hemos sido claros en nuestro mensaje. Necesitamos un aumento en el trabajo y necesitamos un aumento en lo que la gente recibe para su jubilación. Tenemos trabajadores de tiempo completo que ganan tan solo $13.60 la hora y tenemos gente que no tiene plan de jubilación."

En un comunicado, Sodexo dice que "seguirá participando de buena fe durante las negociaciones en curso de C-B-A, en un intento sincero por llegar a una resolución justa y competitiva a largo plazo, de manera oportuna."

Está previsto que las negociaciones contractuales se reanuden el 13 de diciembre.

Según la calculadora del costo de vida del M-I-T, el salario mínimo en Orlando supera los $18 por hora.

A su vez, Haicken afirma que Unite Here busca un salario mínimo de $18 por hora junto con la mejora de las prestaciones de jubilación.

"Proponemos un plan de pensiones tradicional financiado por la empresa," dice Haicken. "Ahora mismo los trabajadores tienen un 401(k). Muy poca gente tiene suficiente dinero en efectivo semanalmente para aportar a un 401(k)."

Además de Orlando, Sodexo está negociando actualmente con los trabajadores de Unite Here en los centros de convenciones de Las Vegas, Nueva Orleans, Sacramento y Detroit.



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