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Posts May 9, 2019

D. Taylor: Democrats must focus on kitchen-table issues to win the White House

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/442435-democrats-must-focus-on-kitchen-table-issues-to-win-the-white-house “The Democratic presidential candidate who connects with American workers on kitchen-table economics will win the nomination and win the general election in 2020. The political campaigns of 2020 will end at the ballot box, but they must start at the kitchen table. That is where elections are won and lost, where we meet the […]

Posts March 24, 2019

2019 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Commemoration

March 25, 2019, is the 108th 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. At UNITE HERE’s headquarters in New York, staff and members will gather to remember the victims […]

Posts January 3, 2019

The American Prospect: The Return of the Strike

D. Taylor, the president of Unite Here, the union that conducted the Chicago and Marriott hotel strikes, voices dismay that walkouts have grown so rare. “I thought it was important to restore the strike to the arsenal of the labor movement,” Taylor says. “If you’re in a fight against powerful forces, why are you taking […]

Posts November 11, 2018

New York Times: Hotels See Panic Buttons as a #MeToo Solution for Workers. Guest Bans? Not So Fast.

UNITE HERE members across the United States describe their life changing campaigning to win sexual harassment protections through a combination of legislation and organizing. Click to read more Before the hotel industry embraced panic buttons, cities including Chicago and Miami Beach, Fla., mandated them through ordinances passed by their city councils. Collective bargaining agreements have also […]

Posts October 29, 2018

Statement by D. Taylor, UNITE HERE President, on Massacre at Synagogue in Pittsburgh

In a most horrific act, anti-Semitism showed its face at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We grieve with the families and the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and across the United States in the face of this murderous act. Our hearts are broken. Today we grieve but we are also called […]

Posts October 9, 2018

CBS News: Marriott hotel strike leads to mass employee walkouts

CLICK TO WATCH Thousands of hotel workers in eight U.S. cities say they’ll remain off the job until a new contract is reached with Marriott International. About 7,700 employees of the world’s largest hotel chain are now walking picket lines in Boston, Detroit, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, as well as two […]

Posts October 7, 2018

Crain’s Detroit Business: Westin Book Cadillac Detroit hotel workers go on strike

Read the full story by Annalise Frank in Crain’s Detroit Business Workers at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel in downtown Detroit went on strike early Sunday morning. Housekeepers, servers, door attendants and cooks represented by Detroit-based hospitality union Unite Here Local 24 walked off the job and joined a picket line, with higher wages among […]

Posts September 11, 2018

UNITE HERE Remembers and Honors those Lost on September 11

On the 17th 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 […]