Tuesday, May 21, 2013, over 50 UNITE HERE members of Local 100, Local 7, Local 23 and an Officer of Local 17 Minnesota gathered at 7:30am to attend a Senate Judiciary Committee Immigration mark-up public hearing on Capitol Hill. Members patiently stood in line proudly wearing UH red t-shirts waiting for the meeting to begin (10:30 a.m.). "I am honored to be a part of this process, as an immigrant and worker," said one member. "I am here in support of my family members and many others who are fighting for worker’s rights, family reunification and much more," said another member. All members in attendance were in agreement with Fr. Clete Kiley, "It was a rewarding experience to participate in the development of one of the most important pieces of legislation in our life time." President D-Taylor, Tom Snyder, Maria Elena Durazo (and others) congratulated the attendees on a job well done, especially those Locals that traveled many hours to Washington, D.C.
Update: A compromise agreement was reached last evening by the Judiciary Committee, the bill passed 13-5 largely intact, to the full Senate for a vote. Learn more.