On April 1, 2009, the 750 concessions workers at AT&T Park – employees of Centerplate, a Spartanburg, South Carolina company – received their last wage increase. Since then, the San Francisco Giants have gone on to win two World Series Championships and achieve astonishing financial success. Meanwhile, the hardworking food and beverage workers who take care of Giants fans have been rewarded with a Giant Zero. Zero wage increases. Zero respect for their important role in the Giants fan experience.
The cashiers, prep cooks, waiters, runners, suite attendants, porters, dishwashers, and other concessions workers at AT&T Park are represented by UNITE HERE Local 2. Their contract expired March 31, 2010. At the bargaining table, Centerplate tells us that the Giants control the prices Centerplate can charge and take a significant part of concession revenues.
Don’t you think AT&T Park concessions workers
are worth more than a Giant Zero?
For more information on UNITE HERE Local 2, please see our website, www.unitehere2.org. Stay tuned to this website for updates on this labor dispute.