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RIP Mayor Menino

RIP Mayor Menino

Mayor Menino loved and understood working class people.  He improved the lot for generations of Boston hotel and food service workers. He will always be remembered as a hero by the members of Local 26. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Angela and the entire Menino family. –Brian Lang, President UNITE… Read more »

Cambridge Le Meridien Workers Celebrate First Union Contract

Cambridge Le Meridien Workers Celebrate First Union Contract

Thank you to the many Cambridge and Boston community members who marched, testified, boycotted and prayed with the workers of the Le Meridien Hotel as they worked to win a fair process to decide on unionization. HEI, the owners of the Le Meridien Cambridge, agreed to a fair process in December 2013. In March of… Read more »

Emerson College dining workers join Local 26

Emerson College dining workers join Local 26

One-hundred food service workers for Sodexo at Emerson College have joined UNITE HERE Local 26 following an overwhelming vote in favor of unionization. Workers first presented a petition to management in April of this year, with strong backing from the campus community in which they asked for a fair process to determine union representation. Twenty-five… Read more »

‘Hyatt 100’ get some justice after 5 years

THE ABRUPT termination of 98 housekeepers at three Boston-area Hyatt hotels five years ago was a crude attempt to cut costs, but the decision also ended up sullying the hotels’ image. Hyatt Hotels Corp. finally moved to clean up that mess last week by agreeing to pay $1 million to the fired housekeepers and offering… Read more »

Students Make Beds in Support of DoubleTree Workers

Several employees of the Boston-Cambridge DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel and members of the Student Labor Action Movement set up a bed-making demonstration in the Science Center Plaza Monday afternoon, continuing their year-and-a-half long efforts to support worker unionization at the hotel. The demonstration built upon a campaign that began after a majority of workers… Read more »

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