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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 […]

Posts November 18, 2019

UNITE HERE Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposed Fee Hikes Limiting Access to Citizenship, DACA, Asylum, and Other Relief

“The Trump administration’s proposed fee hikes are a brazen attempt to restrict access to citizenship, DACA, asylum, and other forms of relief to the wealthy, continuing their despicable campaign to limit immigration reform to the 1% through requirements that make wealth a prerequisite for access to the American Dream. As we head into 2020, we […]

Posts September 10, 2019

UNITE HERE Remembers and Honors those Lost on September 11

On this 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 […]

Posts July 19, 2019

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to Join UNITE HERE Airline Catering Workers and Hundreds of Supporters at Reagan National Airport Rally, Tell American Airlines That One Job Should Be Enough

PRESS ADVISORY for July 23, 2019 Contact: Meghan Cohorst, 239-503-1533, [email protected] WHO: UNITE HERE Airline catering workers and political, labor and community supporters from DC and elsewhere, including:  Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT), Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH), Sen. Jacky Rosen (NV) Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT), Rep. […]

Posts June 26, 2019

UNITE HERE: Keeping our Promise

It’s been 5 years of hope, heartbreak, and hard-won victories for our union. We kept our promise to change 50,000 lives. We are now 300,000 strong. #unitehere

Posts May 9, 2019

D. Taylor: 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 […]