For immediate release
April 23, 2021
“UNITE HERE’s 300,000 members across the country strongly support President Biden’s nomination of Deirdre Hamilton to serve as a member on the National Mediation Board (NMB). Hamilton has 20 years of experience representing union workers in the airline industry. We urge the Senate to confirm her appointment quickly.
“Hamilton’s expertise is greatly needed to uplift the voices of UNITE HERE’s 15,000 members who work in the airline catering industry. The federal government has invested unparalleled support for the aviation industry’s recovery. The NMB will play a central role in ensuring that our country’s economic recovery centers working people.
“This is the most pro-union administration of my lifetime, and this important nomination is another part of a long overdue response to the systematic destruction of the U.S. labor movement over the last 40 years.”
UNITE HERE has over 300,000 members working in the North American hospitality industry, including 45,000 employees in the airport concessions and airline catering industries at over 75 airports in the U.S. and Canada.