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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, [email protected] “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 […]

Posts April 22, 2020

UNITE HERE Statement on Proposed Suspension of Immigration to the U.S.

Sorry, Mr. President, we are not taking the bait! Your latest executive order is a phony deal. You need to stop using immigrants as a foil yet again to distract the American people. This is exactly what you are doing with his latest executive order halting immigration to America for 60 days. Your own Immigration […]

Posts March 25, 2020

2020 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Commemoration

March 25, 2020, is the 109th 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. Most years, UNITE HERE staff and members gather at the union headquarters in New York to […]

Posts March 21, 2020

Thank you for telling Congress to put workers first!

Thank you for making your call to Congress to tell them to put workers first! Will you encourage others to do the same? (If  you didn’t get through the first time, keep trying! Dial 808-201-0028.) FACEBOOK // Click to share! Sample Facebook Post: “I just called Congress to tell them that thousands of hospitality workers—not […]

Posts March 21, 2020

Action Alert! Congress: Put Workers First!

Thousands of workers—not just billionaire companies—need cash in their pockets RIGHT NOW. Call Congress today to tell them to put workers first. Tell them that you do NOT support any COVID-19 bailout package for the rich that does not:  Keep unemployment insurance in place Extend workers’ health insurance coverage Require companies to pay emergency sick-pay […]

Posts January 20, 2020

UNITE HERE’s Culinary Union Hosts Town Halls with Democratic Contenders

UNITE HERE’s Culinary Union Local 226 hosted a series of seven Town Halls throughout November, December, and January in Las Vegas with Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Tom Steyer to hear more from leading 2020 Democratic contenders on where they […]