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Good jobs without a degree? Boston’s $3 million test

Graduates who are hired at unionized hotels – nearly 6 in 10 in the Boston area – typically start on $18 or more an hour, nearly double the state $10 minimum wage, plus union benefits that include family health plans and housing loans.

We’re talking about an industry that’s incredibly profitable. It’s expanding and investing here. Well, you’re coming to Boston. Let’s see you share the wealth,” he says.

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Local 26 endorses Tim McCarthy for Boston City Councilor for District 5

September 18th, 2015 – UNITE HERE Local 26 is pleased to announce its endorsement of Tim McCarthy for District 5 of the Boston City Council.

The endorsement is a milestone in a long-standing relationship between the working families of Mattapan, Hyde Park and Roslindale and District five Councilor Tim McCarthy.

“Long before he was Councilor, Tim McCarthy was making our city a better place” said Brian Lang, President of Local 26. “Whether it is in the Council chambers or on Fairmont Avenue, the working people of District Five trust and believe in Tim McCarthy’s vision.”

UNITE HERE Local 26 represents over 7200 workers in the Greater Boston area including most of the major Boston-area hotels, food service workers on college campuses, convention centers, Fenway Park, and Logan Airport. UNITE HERE Local 26 is one of the most politically powerful and diverse unions in Greater Boston.

For more information contact Jaimie McNeil, UNITE HERE Local 26 at (617) 832-6643 or jmcneil@unitehere.org

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Local 26 Announces Endorsement of McGovern & Simmons for Cambridge City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2015

HOSPITALITY WORKERS UNION ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT OF CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCILORS

Endorsement Marks Councilors’ Commitment to Workers’ Rights

September 14th, 2015 – UNITE HERE Local 26 is pleased to announce its endorsement of two Cambridge City Council candidates, incumbent Councilor Marc McGovern and incumbent Councilor Denise Simmons.

The two Councilors have a long history of supporting workers’ rights and ensuring that the City of Cambridge remains a place of opportunity for families to grow and thrive.

“As an organization that represents the diversity of Cambridge, this endorsement ensures that Cambridge’s working families have a voice in City Hall. Councilors Marc McGovern and Denise Simmons have a proven commitment to building strong communities,” said Brian Lang, President of Local 26.

UNITE HERE Local 26 represents over 7200 workers in the Greater Boston area including most of the major Boston-area hotels, food service workers on college campuses such as Harvard and Lesley University, convention centers, Fenway Park, and Logan Airport. UNITE HERE Local 26 is one of the most politically powerful and diverse unions in Greater Boston.

Contact: Jaimie McNeil, UNITE HERE Local 26
Cell Phone: 617-832-6643
Email: jmcneil@unitehere.org
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