For immediate release
January 17, 2005
Results of Contract Vote and Terms will be announced at 7:30 p.m.
(Washington, DC) – After more than five months of negotiations, representatives for workers from 14 DC hotels and the Hotel Association have reached a tentative agreement. The union had set a deadline of January 15 to reach an agreement or take further action, up to and including a strike. Members will vote to ratify the contract tomorrow.
WHAT: Ratification vote and press conference
WHEN: Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., announcement at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mt. Vernon Church, 900 Massachusetts Avenue
For more information please call Amanda Cooper at 917-533-4050.
UNITE HERE Local 25 represents nearly 5000 hotel workers in the Washington DC area. UNITE HERE is the merged union of hospitality, gaming, apparel, textile and laundry workers. The new union represents nearly half a million workers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
To learn more about the Hotel Workers United campaign, visit www.hotelworkersunited.org. To get more information about labor unrest at specific hotels, visit www.hotellaboradvisor.info. More information can be found at www.unitehere.org. If you have questions, or would like to arrange in interview, please call Amanda Cooper at 917-533-4050.