For immediate release
March 11, 2021
“When we say “elections matter,” we mean it. The American Rescue Plan is now the law and it’s because 1,700 UNITE HERE hospitality workers talked to voters one-by-one in battleground states to win in November, and immediately shifted to help win in Georgia, too.
“This life-changing legislation will help millions of Americans by providing health care for laid-off workers through 100% COBRA coverage, $1400 stimulus checks, guaranteed monthly income of up to $300 for each child in a family, enhanced $300 unemployment insurance checks, and much more.
“The moment we’re in shouldn’t be taken lightly. Union and non-union workers alike must have a seat at the table to ensure a just recovery for all post-pandemic. We no longer have to fight with one hand tied behind our back. Now, it’s our time to have a say in how our future goes.”
UNITE HERE has over 300,000 members working in the North American hospitality industry. Over 75% of its members are still out of work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, down from a peak of 98%. During the 2020 presidential election UNITE HERE ran the largest union door-to-door canvassing operation in the United States.