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Dodger Stadium Concessions Workers Could Strike Before All-Star Game

  • Unite Here Local 11 — the union that represents the workers — said that 99% of employees voted in favor of the strike.
  • Almost 1,500 concessions employees work at the stadium.
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Before Dodger Stadium hosts its first MLB All-Star Game since 1980, it’ll have to address the concerns of concessions workers.

On Monday, Unite Here Local 11 — a union that represents over 32,000 hospitality workers in Southern California and Arizona — announced that “99%” of the stadium’s employees have voted to go on strike.

A strike hasn’t been formally announced, but the union said that one could occur “at any moment.”

Chicago-based Levy Restaurants, which employs the almost 1,500 concessions employees at Dodger Stadium, didn’t immediately respond to ESPN for comment.

Unite Here hasn’t publicly specified its demands but said it is “seeking to negotiate a fair new union contract.”

“They are the backbone of our tourism and sports industry, yet many struggle to stay housed and to make ends meet,” Unite Here Local 11 co-president Susan Minato said in a statement.

“They often live with economic uncertainty because the quality of jobs varies stadium to stadium. No worker should have to continue living like this.”