On Wednesday, May 2, 1,006 Local 25 members who work at the 21 hotels covered by the newly negotiated contract voted on the agreement that was reached with industry operators just a few days earlier. The results of the ratification vote were 99.5% in favor.
The new contract, which is the best in Local 25’s history, comes at a critical time for the union. As the global economy struggles to recover, as the cost of health care and retirement skyrockets, and as the nation’s political environment is increasingly poisoned by greedy anti-union politicians and their corporate underwriters, this new contract provides Local 25 members with 5 1/2 years of unparalleled job security, raises, improvement in benefits, and increased rights on the job. The contract ensures that the Local 25 members, who work in one of North America’s most profitable hospitality markets, can afford to have a good quality of life.