UNITE HERE is governed by five elected General Officers, an elected Executive Committee, and an elected General Executive Board with representation from across the union. D. Taylor is the president of UNITE HERE.
- President – D. Taylor (bio)
- Secretary-Treasurer – Sherri Chiesa
- Recording Secretary – Peter Ward
- General Vice President – Jo Marie Agriesti
- General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights, and Diversity – Maria Elena Durazo
We value the democratic principles upon which our Union was built by the generations of workers who heroically sacrificed to build a better life for their families and future generations. The Foreword of the UNITE HERE constitution itself invokes “the power, dignity, and independence that only democratic trade unionism can bring to the unorganized and dispossessed.”
UNITE HERE is not meant to be owned or operated like a private financial institution, foundation, or company. The international union by itself has no strength outside of its rank and file members, nor should it. Our union must be bottom-up, not top-down. The strength of democratic institutions flows from the bottom up through an involved, organized membership and their local unions.
Section 105 Notice
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