Warriors’ Concessions Workers Win “Best Union Contract in the NBA”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 2, 2023

Contact: Ted Waechter [email protected]

Golden State Warriors’ Food Service Workers Win $7/Hour Wage Increases, Affordable Health Care, and More

“Best Contract in the NBA” for Nearly 650 Chase Center Workers, Union Says

San Francisco, California – Food service workers at Chase Center voted by 96.4% to ratify their first union contract on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. The contract provides workers, who are members of the UNITE HERE Local 2 union and employed by Warriors’ food service contractor Bon Appetit, with significant wage increases and a pathway to attain year-round health care. The union says the contract is the best for any food service workers in the NBA.

The contract includes:

  • Total wage increases between $4.50/hour and $8/hour depending on position. The typical worker, a concessions cashier, will get a $7.20 raise to $27.75/hour.
  • Affordable family health care, including platinum medical, dental, and vision insurance. No cost for individuals. Low cost for families.
  • Defined-benefit pension plan.
  • Job security and protections against new technology.

The new Chase Center contract matches the standard set by concessions workers at Oracle Park, who averted a near-strike in 2021 to win their contract. Both contracts focused on reducing insurance eligibility thresholds, so workers with a seasonal job at each location will now be able to maintain year-round health care coverage.

“I’m overwhelmed with excitement about the overall contract. If we work five days a month, we are entitled to the benefits, including pension and health care, and that’s phenomenal! I take medicine every day, so I need my health care,” said Rhonda Mitchell, a stand lead with Bon Appetit at Chase Center. “I love my job because it exposes me to different cultures through the people I work with and the food I serve, and now I can go to work without worrying about getting the health care I need.”

“The Warriors are the most valuable team in the NBA, and this is a contract worthy of their stature – the best for any concessions  workers in the league,” said Anand Singh, President of UNITE HERE Local 2. “Food service workers with Bon Appetit at Chase Center stuck together, and their time and effort paid off. This agreement establishes genuinely good, family-sustaining jobs so the community can share in the Warriors’ success.”

A negotiating committee led by union members with UNITE HERE Local 2 negotiated with representatives of Bon Appetit for two years before coming to an agreement. The contract covers 650 workers, including concessions cashiers, bartenders, servers, cooks, dishwashers, runners, butlers, warehouse attendants and more. It will be in place until July 1, 2025.


UNITE HERE Local 2 is the hospitality workers’ union in San Francisco and Bay Area representing 15,000+ workers in hotels, restaurants, food services, Oakland International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, and more.

Qwick Staffing Company Sued by City of San Francisco

San Francisco is suing Qwick, a staffing company in restaurants and hotels, for denying workers of minimum wages and other benefits. If you or anyone you know has relevant experiences with Qwick, call the City Attorney at (415) 355-3268 or email [email protected].

Statement from Anand Singh, President of UNITE HERE Local 2: “Hospitality workers perform incredibly difficult work and provide services that millions of Californians rely on. Qwick’s workers are entitled to the same protections, wages, and benefits as their peers employed at hotels and restaurants. We appreciate the work of the City Attorney’s Office to root out worker misclassification before this business model can take hold in the hospitality industry.”

Free one-on-one college counseling

Free one-on-one college counseling and a pathway to game-changing college support for high school juniors. Apply online at scholarmatch.org/students/sf/ before Aug. 31.

免费的1对1大学辅导和一个新规则的大学支持途径。高中11年级学生可在scholarmatch.org/students/sf/网站上申请。 申请的截止日期为8月31日。

Asesoramiento gratuito y un camino para recibir apoyo que cambiará su experiencia en la universidad. Los estudiantes del tercer año de la high school entregan sus solicitudes en línea en el scholarmatch.org/students/sf/. La fecha límite para entregar la solicitud es el31 de agosto.


March with Local 2 in SF Pride!

March with Local 2 in the SF Pride Parade to show that our union will never let hate divide us! Meet at 9:30am on Sunday June 25 at Steuart St. between Mission and Howard. Happy Pride!

Get Reimbursed for Child & Elder Care!

Applications will open soon for the Local 2 Child & Elder Care Plan. Parents may receive financial reimbursement for childcare and youth programs. College-bound teens can receive a coach to assist with college admissions. For those with elderly or disabled relatives, the Plan offers financial reimbursement for caregiving in addition to personalized counseling and referrals to providers and services. Questions? We welcome visitors on Monday and Wednesday from 8:30am to 4:45pm. Call: 415.864.0506 or email: [email protected] anytime.

2 号工会的儿童和老人护理计划的申请即将开放。 父母可获得用于托儿服务和青少年计划的福利回 款。即将进入大学的青少年可以获得一名教练, 意在协助学生进行大学入学考试。对于家中有 年老或残障亲属的会员,本计划除了会报销护理 服务费以外,亦会提供个性化咨询和转介合适服 务提供者的选项。

Las solicitudes se abrirán pronto para el Plan de Cuidado de Niños y Ancianos del Local 2. Los padres pueden recibir un reembolso económico por el cuidado de los hijos y los programas juveniles. Los adolescentes pueden recibir ayuda de un asesor para ingresar a la universidad. Para quienes tienen familiares ancianos o discapacitados, el Plan ofrece reembolso económico por cuidados, además de asesoramiento personalizado y referencias a proveedores y servicios.



Notice: Membership Meeting on June 14

NOTICE: Scheduled membership meeting on Wednesday June 14th, 2023 will be at the Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel at 4:30 pm.

Location: 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607


Good Friday Hours

In observance of Good Friday, Local 2 will be open with reduced hours from 8:30am-12pm on Friday, April 7, 2023.

En observancia del Viernes Santo, el Local 2 estará abierto con horario reducido de 8:30 a. m. a 12 p. m. el viernes 7 de abril de 2023.

为纪念耶稣受难日,Local 2 将于 2023 年 4 月 7 日星期五上午 8:30 至下午 12 点减少营业时间.

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