As UNITE HERE blazes new territory as the premier American union championing rights for immigrant workers, the challenges that we are up against were laid bare with the recent revelations of Motel 6 turning in guests to ICE. Because of the prevalence of DACA, TPS, and other immigrant workers in the hospitality industry, our union is pioneering new and innovative worker protections that improve the lives of our members both in the workplace and at home. As our union is doing cutting edge work to protect our members from ICE oversteps at work and at home as well as educating our immigrant workers on their rights to live the American dream, the actions of Motel 6 couldn’t stand more in contrast to the commitment to protecting workers and guests that is crucial to the continued health of the hospitality industry.
UNITE HERE will never stop demanding justice for hospitality workers and their communities, or actively working to protect both workers and guests within our industry that are the reason for its continued health and profits. As Trump politicizes ICE as a tool of terror and retribution, our union is doubling down on our legacy commitment to continue setting the standard for how to attain the American dream for workers of all races, all religions, and all immigrants.