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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 »

More Boston College Cafeteria Workers Join Boston’s Local 26

More Boston College Cafeteria Workers Join Boston’s Local 26

After organizing to join UNITE HERE Local 26, Food service workers at 3 Boston-area universities unanimously ratified their first Union contract. 100 workers in the dining halls at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (Colleges of Fenway) who are employed by Chartwells will receive substantial pay… Read more »

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