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Marriott tipping plan draws attention to housekeepers’ needs

Marriott tipping plan draws attention to housekeepers’ needs

In an uncertain environment, training programs, not tips, represent the best hope forthe economic advancement of room attendants. Unite Here Local 26, which representsthe Boston area’s unionized hospitality workers, offers such training that enableshousekeepers to move into progressively better jobs at unionized hotels.   

Fenway Park Food Workers Vote In New Union Agreement

Fenway Park Food Workers Vote In New Union Agreement

  Workers who staff Fenway Park’s food operations ratified a new union contract this month. The 5-year agreement with food service provider Aramark and UNITE HERE Local 26 locks in financial gains including a 3% wage increase annually, improved incentives and bonuses for good attendance to staff Sox games, new holidays, and a 401(k) plan…. Read more »

Bay State Banner: Initiative trains black workers for Boston-area hotel jobs

Bay State Banner: Initiative trains black workers for Boston-area hotel jobs

Mayor Martin Walsh joined members of Boston’s hospitality union, Local 26, and executives from several local hotels yesterday to celebrate the graduation of the first African-American hospitality training class from Local 26’s Best Corp Hospitality Training Center. At the event, Local 26 announced that the class would be named the “Mel King Empowerment Program” in… Read more »

Boston Globe: Hospitality Union Recruits African-American Workers

Boston Globe: Hospitality Union Recruits African-American Workers

The training program is the central component of an effort by Unite Here Local 26, the hospitality workers’ union, to reach out to the African-American community to fill jobs that offer good wages and benefits. The initiative aims to expand the diversity of hotel workforces, increasingly dominated by immigrants, and meet the growing demand in… Read more »

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