Entries by UNITEHERELocal26

Building the Union

We’re working hard to build the union so that our numbers and strength grow and it shows! Workers at the Renaissance Hotel are still celebrating after winning a two-year struggle for a contract. In February, members overwhelmingly ratified an agreement that brings them into our city-wide contract standards. At the Back Bay Hotel, a long-awaited […]

No More Subcontracting!

On April 26 Local 26 member and former Hyatt housekeeper Wanda Rosario demanded the Cambridge Licensing Commission require that hotels directly employ housekeepers rather than subcontracting them, as 3 Hyatts in Boston and Cambridge did in 2009. Local 26 members along with former Hyatt housekeepers and housemen packed the room to hear a series of […]

Justice and Respect for Harvard Workers

On April 5, 2011, 550 food service workers at Harvard University and Harvard’s Business, Medical and Public Health schools began bargaining for a new contract. Through years of struggle, which have included demonstrations, strikes and legendary sit ins, Harvard Local 26 members have won some of the best wages and benefits in the country. But […]