US: Cafeteria workers unionize at Facebook
Nearly 60 cafeteria workers who work for Flagship Facility Services won union representation at Facebook's Seattle campus. The workers will be members of the IUF affiliate UNITE HERE Local 8.
"This is a great victory not just for me and my coworkers at Flagship, but for my family and for all service workers in Seattle's tech industry," said Mari Duncan, a line cook for Flagship in the Facebook Seattle cafeteria. "I've worked in food service for 18 years and I finally feel like I can have a real future for me and my son."
"Over the past several years, the Tech Industry has grown exponentially in the City of Seattle. While there are benefits to this economic boom, working people have also seen the cost of living increase. By organizing, tech cafeteria workers are doing their part to ensure that they don't get priced out of their own neighborhoods," said Erik Van Rossum, President of UNITE HERE Local 8.