On September 8th, 86 workers at "Ames," a luxury boutique hotel in Boston, joined UNITE HERE Local 26. Ames is the 12th hotel to join Local 26 since 2000. Workers at the W hotel joined Local 26 earlier this year.
Nicholas Panagakos, a doorman at the hotel, said, "I’ve worked at Ames for over a year and I’m thrilled to be joining my union sisters and brothers in Local 26. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us. We need to negotiate a first contract, and then we need to go out and bring more hotels into the union."
Ames, located next to Boston’s City Hall, has 114 rooms and the Woodward restaurant.
(photo by A Gude)