Local 26 endorses Tim McCarthy for Boston City Councilor for District 5

September 18th, 2015 – UNITE HERE Local 26 is pleased to announce its endorsement of Tim McCarthy for District 5 of the Boston City Council.

The endorsement is a milestone in a long-standing relationship between the working families of Mattapan, Hyde Park and Roslindale and District five Councilor Tim McCarthy.

“Long before he was Councilor, Tim McCarthy was making our city a better place” said Brian Lang, President of Local 26. “Whether it is in the Council chambers or on Fairmont Avenue, the working people of District Five trust and believe in Tim McCarthy’s vision.”

UNITE HERE Local 26 represents over 7200 workers in the Greater Boston area including most of the major Boston-area hotels, food service workers on college campuses, convention centers, Fenway Park, and Logan Airport. UNITE HERE Local 26 is one of the most politically powerful and diverse unions in Greater Boston.

For more information contact Jaimie McNeil, UNITE HERE Local 26 at (617) 832-6643 or jmcneil@unitehere.org

Local 26 Announces Endorsement of McGovern & Simmons for Cambridge City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2015

HOSPITALITY WORKERS UNION ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT OF CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCILORS

Endorsement Marks Councilors’ Commitment to Workers’ Rights

September 14th, 2015 – UNITE HERE Local 26 is pleased to announce its endorsement of two Cambridge City Council candidates, incumbent Councilor Marc McGovern and incumbent Councilor Denise Simmons.

The two Councilors have a long history of supporting workers’ rights and ensuring that the City of Cambridge remains a place of opportunity for families to grow and thrive.

“As an organization that represents the diversity of Cambridge, this endorsement ensures that Cambridge’s working families have a voice in City Hall. Councilors Marc McGovern and Denise Simmons have a proven commitment to building strong communities,” said Brian Lang, President of Local 26.

UNITE HERE Local 26 represents over 7200 workers in the Greater Boston area including most of the major Boston-area hotels, food service workers on college campuses such as Harvard and Lesley University, convention centers, Fenway Park, and Logan Airport. UNITE HERE Local 26 is one of the most politically powerful and diverse unions in Greater Boston.

Contact: Jaimie McNeil, UNITE HERE Local 26
Cell Phone: 617-832-6643
Email: jmcneil@unitehere.org
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Eastie members share vision for neighborhood “Loftel”

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On Tuesday night dozens of East Boston Local 26 members spoke about their vision for their neighborhood and asked the proposed “Loftel” developer to share that vision.

Posted by UNITE HERE Local 26 on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Local 26 sponsoring Immigration Clinic

heidycropIn coalition with the MIRA Coalition and church and community groups, Local 26 is offering free citizenship application workshops for eligible green-card holders. Members who qualify and do not already receive legal assistance through our the Legal Fund should attend. Read more

El Mundo Boston: Local 26 Members Making a Difference in East Boston

Photos and quotes of Local 26 members are featured prominently in the February 19th edition of El Mundo Boston. Read more