No public subsidies for United Airlines in Houston without a fair wage!

Houston Airport


United Airlines has received hundreds of millions of dollars in public subsidies from the City of Houston in recent years. Meanwhile, United Airlines catering employees at IAH are stuck in poverty, earning as low as $9.99 to start and just over $11 per hour after nearly 30 years of service. Restaurant workers in United’s terminals face similar challenges.




While the airport is negotiating a new agreement with United for Terminal E and the International Terminal Project, the City can require the airline to pay a fair wage.

On July 26, at the next meeting of Houston's Economic and Development Committee, United Airlines catering workers will deliver a petition calling on the Airport to require United to pay a fair wage if the airline is going to demand even more corporate welfare.

Add your name to show your support for workers, and tell United that while #UnitedDoesntCare, you do.


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To: Houston Airport
From: [Your Name]

In recent years, United Airlines has received hundreds of millions of dollars in public subsidies from the City of Houston.

These ongoing public subsidies to United Airlines lead to a variety of consequences. These subsidies can hurt other airport concessionaires, stifle competition, and could make IAH less attractive for other airlines to invest in. Yet, as benefits from funding from the Houston Airport System for projects at IAH, the airline has shown that it doesn’t care about Houston residents who serve food for the carrier and its passengers every day.

Workers in United catering kitchens at IAH are stuck in poverty, earning as low as $9.99 to start and just over $11 per hour after nearly 30 years of service. Restaurant workers in United’s terminals face similar challenges. In fact, United pays Houston food workers lower than any other United hub city in the country.

While the airport is negotiating a new agreement with United for Terminal E and the International Terminal Project, the city should require the airline to pay a fair wage to the workers who make its lucrative Houston business possible.