For immediate release
September 18, 2023
UNITE HERE International President D. Taylor and Secretary-Treasurer Gwen Mills message to UAW members striking or ready to strike when called on behalf of 250,000 hospitality workers in the U.S. and Canada.
UNITE HERE’s 250,000 hospitality workers across the U.S. and Canada stand in solidarity with the UAW members on strike. One Job Should Be Enough for working-class communities to survive and thrive today. As all eyes are on Detroit, we’re proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the UAW members, working together in the casino industry to win strong contracts downtown while autoworkers take to the picket line.
“What is needed in the present crisis is not half-way and half-hearted measures but action bold and adequate.”
What Walter Reuther said decades ago still holds today. On the other side of the pandemic, rich companies are fighting tooth and nail to reclaim our growing power. With inflationary price gouging rampant and high costs of living, bosses declared war against the gains that workers are winning. We stand with you because workers can’t afford anything less.
With a bold proposal on the desks of the Big 3, we are ready to stand with you, whatever is called on us. To start — we will see you all on the picket line.