THERE IS arguably no path to middle-class life in Boston more swift and secure than a job in a big hotel. But if you’re a member of Unite Here Local 26, the union that covers more than half of the hotel workers in Boston and Cambridge, the pay and benefits are striking:
Workers at the Harvard-owned DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge in Allston announced Saturday they have won a union. Workers joined UNITE HERE Local 26, Boston’s hotel workers union, ending a more than 2-year public fight and boycott.
After a high-profile, two-year effort to organize workers at the Hilton DoubleTree Suites hotel, involving a boycott, a sharply divided workforce, and an appeal to “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg, a majority of employees voted Friday to form a union.
Local 26 member and Harvard University dining hall worker Kerry Maiato shows the dedication and hard-work of our members during Boston’s terrible winter. Read more
Local 26 has negotiated language into our hotel contracts to ensure renovations are done the right way, with a skilled union workforce. The Park Plaza is and will always be “one of those classic Boston hotels with an incredible heritage.” Read more