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Harvard Hotel Housekeepers on Strike Today in First Housekeeper Strike in Boston History

Harvard Hotel Housekeepers on Strike Today in First Housekeeper Strike in Boston History

Housekeepers at the Harvard-owned Doubletree by Hilton Boston-Cambridge in Allston are on strike today. It is the first strike of housekeepers in Boston’s history. Harvard housekeepers say they have confronted pain and sometimes life-altering injuries working at the hotel. They will speak at a public event with Harvard dining hall workers at 9:30am. Later, at… Read more »

Students and City Councilors Stand With Harvard DoubleTree Protestors

Students and City Councilors Stand With Harvard DoubleTree Protestors

Boston.com: Employees at the Harvard-owned DoubleTree Suites have picketed, protested, and demanded fair process for the past year and a half. This means that they would like to consider unionizing without losing their jobs. Hilton Hotels manages the property, and has refused to listen to workers’ petitions, employees say. DoubleTree employees have called on Harvard… Read more »

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 »

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