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Posts March 25, 2021

2021 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Commemoration

March 25, 2021, is the 110th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York’s Greenwich Village. This tragedy took the lives of 146 young immigrant garment workers and galvanized a reform movement to raise standards for workers.

Posts March 19, 2021

Statement from UNITE HERE Vice President of Immigration, Diversity, and Civil Rights Enrique Fernández on House Passage of the American Dream and Promise Act

“We commend the House for passing the American Dream and Promise Act. This is part of long overdue immigration legislation needed for working people and their families. House passage is an important step forward. Now, we look to the Senate to follow suit. “Immigrant workers are the backbone of the hospitality industry. The American Dream […]

Posts March 17, 2021

Statement from UNITE HERE President D. Taylor on Georgia Shooting

“Yesterday, a horrific act of domestic terrorism took the lives of eight people in Atlanta, Georgia, most of whom were Asian and immigrant women working in the service industry. As the union of hospitality workers whose membership is predominantly women, immigrant, and people of color, we grieve with the families of the victims as well […]

Posts March 3, 2021

UNITE HERE applauds reintroduction of the Equality Act

Today, UNITE HERE hospitality workers’ union leadership praised the introduction of the Equality Act in both the House and Senate, a historic sweeping legislation that would expand June 2020’s Supreme Court ruling that protects LGBTQ workers from job discrimination into other areas where LGBTQ people still face legal discrimination today. UNITE HERE International Union President […]

Posts February 27, 2021

Statement from UNITE HERE International Union President D. Taylor in Response to House Passage of $1.9 Trillion Rescue Plan

For immediate release Contact: MJ Leira, 917-565-7697, “UNITE HERE applauds the House for their move to extend unemployment insurance so laid-off workers can get through this difficult time, grant $1,400 stimulus checks, and safeguard workers’ hard-earned pensions. “We also commend House Democrats for approving a long-overdue minimum wage hike and urge the Senate to […]

Posts February 8, 2021

Statement from UNITE HERE Vice President of Immigration, Diversity, and Civil Rights Enrique Fernández on the SECURE Act

“We congratulate Senator Van Hollen on the introduction of the SECURE Act in the Senate, which would allow over 400,000 workers with Temporary Protected Status to apply for legal permanent residency. Many of these people have been here for decades, work hard, pay taxes, raise U.S. citizen children, and provide essential services to our country. […]

Posts September 14, 2020

UNITE HERE Endorsement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

UNITE HERE is proud to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States, and Kamala Harris for Vice President of the United States. With our endorsement comes our commitment to do our part to deliver the key swing states of Nevada, Arizona and Florida. We are a union representing over 300,000 people, mostly women […]

Posts June 5, 2020

We are the Black Leadership Group of UNITE HERE International Union.

We are organizers. We are elected officers. We are workers. We are community leaders and neighbors. We are parents, children, siblings, and kin. We are your Union family. And we cannot breathe. In the last three months we have seen companies line up to abandon us. We have seen them take away healthcare, guaranteeing that […]