Wrigley Field concession workers vote to authorize strike

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Friday, September 22, 2023
Wrigley Field concession workers vote to authorize strike
Wrigley Field concession workers employed by Levy Restaurants voted to authorize a strike.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A strike may be on the horizon for workers at Wrigley Field.

Thursday, some concessions workers voted to authorize a strike.

Bartenders, cooks and others employed by Levy Restaurants have been without a contract for more than two years.

United Center concessions workers reach tentative agreement with Levy to avoid strike

Their demands include a $20 minimum wage, expanded health care coverage, and a pension.

The union said earlier this year, they settled a contract with White Sox concessionaire Delaware North that provides the same standards workers at Wrigley are now seeking.

Levy said in a statement, "We are baffled by UNITE HERE Local 1's decision, which prevents team members from immediately benefitting from the significantly increased wages and benefits that we have proposed. We have been at the table bargaining for more than a year, and our current offer is more than double any previous agreement at Wrigley Field. This proposal includes immediate wage increases up to 30%, with non-tipped positions earning at least $20 per hour, as well as the introduction of an additional tip guarantee for tipped positions. It also includes significantly expanded healthcare, and enhanced benefits. Should a strike occur, plans are in place to continue food and beverage service."