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2015 wage and benefits allocation meeting

2015 wage and benefits allocation meeting

There will be a Local 26 Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm at the Union Hall to discuss and vote on the 2015 contract year economic allocation proposal. Our program to maintain quality and affordable healthcare, to improve our ability to retire with dignity, and to have the… Read more »

Housekeepers, Hotel Commonwealth agree to changes to keep work and rooms safe

Housekeepers, Hotel Commonwealth agree to changes to keep work and rooms safe

Housekeepers at the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston’s Kenmore Square have reached an agreement with hotel management that will ease the workload of housekeepers who attend to rooms with kitchenettes. Housekeepers at the hotel—which overlooks Fenway Park—are members of Boston’s UNITE HERE Local 26. The union has negotiated contracts with 28 Boston-area hotels. The contracts provide… Read more »

Union hotels matter to Roxbury residents

Kalila Barnett of Alternatives for Community and Environment noted that the Local 26 hospitality union starts workers at $18 per hour with benefits…“The hotel chosen by Urbanica is non-union, and will pay $5 less than union standard,” Barnett said. “I’m wondering, why is Roxbury being treated differently?”

Video: Mel King, Mayor Walsh react to Local 26 diversity of hiring initiative

Video: Mel King, Mayor Walsh react to Local 26 diversity of hiring initiative

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and long-time activist Mel King remark on the establishment of the city-wide diversity in the hospitality industry task force formed by Local 26 union contracts with major Boston hotels. The remarks were made at the announcement of the task force this summer. “This is a model that you have developed here… Read more »

Fitted vs Flat: Housekeepers at Boston hotel celebrate safe bed making practices

Fitted vs Flat: Housekeepers at Boston hotel celebrate safe bed making practices

Housekeepers at the Loews Boston Hotel are celebrating an agreement with the Back Bay hotel that will protect housekeepers’ bodies from pain and injury. The hotel brought in new mattresses to keep to industry standards, but heavier mattresses were a concern to housekeepers who have to lift them an estimated 150 times a day. After… Read more »

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