Dodger Stadium Concessions Workers Threaten Strike Ahead of MLB All-Star Game | Athletic Business

Dodger Stadium Concessions Workers Threaten Strike Ahead of MLB All-Star Game

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Concessions workers at Dodger Stadium are threatening to strike just ahead of MLB's annual All-Star Game, which is slated to be held at the facility. 

According to the Los Angeles Times, 99 percent of food and beverage workers at Dodger Stadium voted Sunday to authorize a strike. 

The strike could begin "at any time," according to a statement from Unite Here spokeswoman Maria Hernandez. 

The All-Star festivities are set to begin Saturday, with the Futures Game, followed by The Home Run Derby on Monday and the All-Star Game on Tuesday. 

The workers threatening to strike are employed by Chicago-base Levy Restaurants, which operates concessions at Dodger Stadium. 

"(Concession workers) are the backbone of our tourism and sports industry, yet many struggle to stay housed and to make ends meet," Susan Minato, co-president of Unite Here Local 11, told the Los Angeles Times. "They often live with economic uncertainty because the quality of jobs vary stadium to stadium. No worker should have to continue living like this."

Last year Unite Here workers at Oracle Park in San Francisco approved a strike over COVID-19 safety protocols but the dispute was resolved before any labor shortages. 

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