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UNITE HERE Local 26 Guidelines to Reopening the Hotel Industry

  REGARDING THE REOPENING OF THE BOSTON HOTEL INDUSTRY Carlos Aramayo, President, UNITE HERE Local 26   The public health crisis caused by COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted UNITE HERE Local 26’s members and their families. As the union representing over 12,000 mostly black and brown members in the hospitality industry, we have suffered the human […]

Donate to Support Boston and Rhode Island Hospitality Workers During COVID-19

The COVID–19 pandemic is hitting hospitality workers especially hard. As business pauses in sports and event venues, airports, hotels, universities, and convention centers, working families are facing layoffs and uncertainty. You can help by making a donation today. Funds are used to help hospitality workers: maintain family health insurance coverage during layoffs or reduced hours […]

Recent Local 26 Victories

Local 26 COVID-19 Crisis Hotline is Up and Running Local 26 members can call 339-215-3579 to receive support with applying for unemployment or other state aid. Other resources are also available at https://www.local26.org/2020/03/covid-19-resources/. MIT, Tufts, and Harvard Agree to Pay Dining Hall Workers during COVID-19 Crisis Red Sox include Fenway Concessions Workers in Support Package

RAFT Program

The RAFT program can be of help in paying rent, moving costs or utilities and just got a $5 million infusion from the state. To access it call 1-800-224-5124 Here is more info: RAFT offers flexible financial assistance designed to meet each family’s particular needs. Eligible uses include: moving cost assistance rent and utility arrears rental […]

COVID-19 Resources

MASSACHUSETTS RESOURCES AS OF MAY 1, 2020   General Assistance Updates: For general public assistance questions call 211   Unemployment Updates:  To apply for unemployment go here: https://www.mass.gov/guides/what-to-do-if-youve-become-unemployed-in-massachusetts and if you need help here is a handbook: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-unemployment-handbook-initial-claims-filed-on-or-after-march-15-2020/download New regulations loosen the 1 week waiting period and “work search” requirements. If you have questions about these or other changes, […]