Entries by nmorris2

‘We’re Part of Harvard Too’: Dining Workers’ Union Flyers Campus, Concerned Over Proposed Hours Cut

Fearing reductions in the dining staff’s hours in Harvard College’s residential houses, UNITE HERE Local 26, the union representing dining employees at the University, has solicited the support of students through a flyer campaign as undergraduates return to campus. The flyers allege Harvard is “using austerity politics to marginalize essential workers” after collecting tuition during […]

Terminated Marriott Copley workers launch hotel boycott

A group of workers terminated last fall by the Boston Marriott Copley Place are launching a boycott against the hotel, escalating their fight to be reinstated as the summer travel season approaches and the beleaguered hospitality industry struggles to recover. The employees, backed by the local hospitality workers union, are calling on guests and organizations to take their business […]

Recall Legislation to be Introduced in Front of Boston’s Worst Offender on Jobs Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2021 Contact:  Nicki Morris, 857-498-2495, nmorris@local26.org Twitter: @unitehere26 Press Conference and Picket Line: Recall Legislation to be Introduced in Front of Boston’s Worst Offender on Jobs Crisis UNITE HERE Local 26 joins Senator Joe Boncore, former Marriott Copley employees fired in middle of pandemic, to back recall legislation What: After months of […]

Boston Marriott Copley Boycott Press

How it started (Nov-Dec 2020): This article in the Boston Globe launched our campaign. (A copy of this article that is not behind a paywall can be found here) Accompanying coverage from The Boston Herald. We did a virtual press conference with Ed Markey. A by the numbers breakdown of how many workers were fired across which […]

Hotel workers hoping for pandemic job protections

MARYANN SILVA HAS worked for 19 years as a full-time banquet server at the Ritz-Carlton hotel on Boston Common. The 63-year-old Lynn resident sets up and serves food to guests for weddings, meetings, birthday parties, and corporate events.  She was “temporarily” laid off in March when COVID-19 hit and the hotel closed. But the property still hasn’t reopened. Silva […]