Hospitality workers who serve guests in the $180 billion hospitality industry serve their country in the literal sense every day, whether it’s greeting guests, making hotel beds, delivering food to planes in 100° heat, or serving meals in the nation’s top universities and tech companies.
When unionized with UNITE HERE though, these workers also serve our country in a larger sense: by fighting for and winning fair union contracts that drive up wages for all workers in their community, union or not; by holding rich and powerful corporations accountable through pickets, boycotts, and strikes against exploitive employers; and by standing up to Trump and his political agenda to organize for racial and gender equity at work and beyond, for all immigrants, all races, and all religions.
On October 19th, tens of thousands of hospitality workers across the U.S. and Canada are joining together across 40 cities to take action. Workers are raising their voice for justice for all under Trump, and holding the richest and most powerful corporations in America accountable. Actions will include strikes, the public announcement of new union organizing campaigns, and other forms of workplace action where hospitality workers are organizing. Employers that will be targeted include Disney, Marriott, Caesars, Google (where thousands of food service workers are employed by a subcontractor), top airline companies, and more.