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PHOENIX (AP) — Union leaders say hundreds of workers for food vendors at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport have voted to authorize a strike just as the busy holiday travel season starts.

UNITE HERE Local 11 said Friday 97% of HMS Host Workers employed at the airport voted for the action, but have not announced when a strike might begin.

The union says HMS Host employs hundreds of workers in over two dozen restaurant and coffee shop outlets.

Workers want a new contract with raises, health insurance they can afford, a company-paid retirement contribution and protections for workers’ tips, as well as equal opportunity and protection from discrimination.

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