Our Airport team in New Jersey just won another Victory!!! for Local 100 at Newark Airport. On July 30th, 2015 Commissioner Pat Hard verified that a very solid majority of workers selected our Union.

Organizer Jasmine Vendredi worked hard with 2 OBB students, Sarah and Gabriel and member of Local 100 Christina from Hudson Group, currently on a leave of absence.

This campaign presented a lot of opportunities to other rank n file members who were part of  a 2 day blitz mostly in the field, in a classroom training  with other organizers that led to this important Campaign Victory.

Congratulations to the 75 new members!!!


The Local 100 Election of Officers was held on Wednesday, May 20th. President Bill Granfield was re-elected. Secretary-Treasurer Jose Maldonado who ran unopposed holds his position as Secretary- Treasurer of Local 100. Michael Garabito from Patina @ Met Opera was elected as a new Trustee. The following Trustees, who ran unopposed; hold their positions as well: Hamdy Elamrousy from Gallagher’s Steak House and Eduardo Scarlett from Convene.

The following were elected as new members of the Executive Board:

Ray Bellaran- Legends @ Prudential and Delaware North @ Met Life Stadium
Richard Brown- Barclays Center
Michael Perez – Compass R.A. @ N.Y. Times,
Antwain Harvey – HMS Host at Newark Airport
Cynthia Patterson- Montclair State
Francisco Espinal- SSP Terminal 4 @ JFK

The following were re-elected as Executive Board members:

Timothy Cremin- Westchester Hills Golf Club
Andrew Larrier- Madison Square Garden
John Papaliberios- 21 Club
Betty Montano- Aramark @ Bank of NY
Juan Concepción- Compass @ Credit Suisse
Jose Massone-Yankee Stadium
Gloria Harris – Aramark @ CBS
Emilio Pina – Culinart @ Con Edison
Rafael Lugo- Aramark @ New York Life
Evelyn Ponce – Compass @ Pfizer

All of the above members are elected for a three year term.


On April 1st there was a BIG VICTORY! for Non  tipped Airport Food Service and Retail Workers   

  On March 19th, The Port Authority announced that effective April 1st, 2015 Non tipped Airport Food Service and Retail concession workers will receive a  minimum starting wage of $10.10.

The Port Authority refuses to include in-flight caterers in $10.10 but we will continue to fight on this issue.

Members are already seeing the big change on their paycheck!  Watch your paycheck!

If you do not receive the $10.10 minimum wage rate, notify Local 100 at (212)-541-4226 or  click “Contact Us”.


pa4006joseFullSizeRenderIMG_9361jose 2









Tuesday, November 18th the coolest day of the season, UNITEHERE! Local 100, Airport catering and concession workers gathered at JFK airport with a group of elected leaders including NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, State Senator James Sanders, Jr., and a host of community and clergy supporters, to call for the expansion of 2014 Wage Policies to include all airport workers.

”The airports rely on us to provide good, fast and friendly service to millions of passengers,” said Mercedes Valdez, a 17 year catering employee at JFK ”Living in New York and New Jersey is expensive. The least that our elected officials can do is keep their word and allow all service workers to benefit from this recent wage increase.”

JFK Airport $10.10

JFK Airport $10.10