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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 »

Boston Passes Strong Trust Act

Boston Passes Strong Trust Act

The Greater Boston Labor Council worked closely with a number of its affiliated unions and a host of Boston-based immigrant rights advocates in lobbying the Trust Act ordinance through the Boston City Council, which unanimously passed the Boston Trust Act in August. Brian Lang, the president of UNITE HERE Local 26, whose union helped spearhead… Read more »

Unions unite around attorney general candidate Warren Tolman, but split in the governor’s race

Unions unite around attorney general candidate Warren Tolman, but split in the governor’s race

BOSTON – State treasurer Steve Grossman on Thursday stood in front of a rally of around 100 Logan Airport workers who were fighting to unionize and led the room in a chant. “We will win!” Grossman chanted, sounding more like a union organizer than a Democratic candidate for governor. “Si, se puede,” he repeated in… Read more »

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