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Posts November 13, 2014

The Legacy of County Fed Leader Maria Elena Durazo

In a city historically hostile to organized labor, Maria Elena Durazo presided over a movement that made labor possibly the greatest single power in L.A. electoral politics.

Posts October 28, 2014

New Orleans’ Tourism Industry Booms, But Income Inequality Remains Entrenched

Via The New Orleans Times-Picayune As Jason Walker makes his way from the bus stop on Canal Street to his job at Harrah’s Hotel, evidence of the wealth created by the hospitality and tourism industry is all around. He walks through the shadows of towering hotels. Eager tourists board buses bound for swamp tours and […]

Posts October 10, 2014

Major Labor Dispute Continues to Escalate in Las Vegas

Clergy leaders and union casino workers from the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown joined Station Casinos workers in a march through Summerlin to Red Rock Casino Resort to demand that Station Casinos stop treating their employees like second-class workers.

Posts October 1, 2014

Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions strike for democracy!

The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) – the only independent union in China – has called for workers to strike in support of the democracy movement as mass civil disobedience actions come under heavy police attack. The Swire Beverages (Coca-Cola) union and the HKCTU unions of  school teachers and dockers are striking and […]

Posts September 30, 2014

D. Taylor on Obamacare 2.0: Fix Perverse Incentives

Reposted from This post by UNITE HERE President D. Taylor was published at Politico Magazine’s “The Agenda,” in a piece titled: Obamacare 2.0: The Affordable Care Act survived Year One. Fifteen health-care thinkers tell us how to fix—or reimagine—it for the long haul: One year later, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange marketplace has greatly reduced the […]

Posts September 15, 2014

Pulling Together For Atlantic City

In response to the unprecedented closure of three Atlantic City casinos in less than three weeks, UNITE HERE Local 54 joined state, county, and local government and community partners to run the AC Unites Here resource center September 3–10.

Posts September 11, 2014

UNITE HERE Remembers and Honors those Lost on September 11

On the 13th anniversary of September 11, 2001, UNITE HERE remembers all those who lost their lives on that tragic day. We hold especially close the memory of our 43 sisters and brothers from UNITE HERE Local 100 who died while working at Windows on the World, a restaurant located at the top of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.