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Delaware North Companies Signs Three-Year Agreement with Unite Here for U.S. Airport Locations


BUFFALO, N.Y. (Aug. 17, 2010) – Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, a world leader in airport food, beverage and retail services, today announced it has entered into a national agreement with longstanding union partner Unite Here.

This new three-year national agreement covers more than 2,100 Delaware North workers at the majority of its U.S. airport locations. The contract was ratified Friday in a nationwide vote of Unite Here members at Delaware North’s airport locations.

“I am pleased that we have an agreement that our employees support because Delaware North Companies has had an excellent, multi-decade union relationship,” said Matt King, President of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. “This new agreement solidifies our competitive advantage of a dedicated, full-time workforce and the strategic direction for our operations as we continue to aggressively leverage our growing portfolio of outstanding brands toward new opportunities.”

Delaware North operates food service and retail services at dozens of sports, entertainment and travel destinations across the United States with a largely union-represented workforce. The company operates at 30 airports in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, including some of the busiest in the world: Los Angeles International, Heathrow Airport in London, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.