Back Bay Hilton Workers Join Local 26

Workers at the Boston Back Bay Hilton have joined UNITE HERE Local 26. An agreement was reached between the Hotel and Local 26 to voluntarily recognize the union.

The 390-room up-scale hotel is a fixture of Boston’s skyline with an attractive location in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

UNITE HERE Local 26 is a 7000-member union of hotel, food service, airport, and casino workers based in Boston.

Both parties look forward to productive dialogue in bargaining for a first union contract to cover wages, benefits, and working conditions.

Strong East Boston: Vote Joe Ruggiero March 3

Joe-L26Boston’s Local 26 is proud to stand with Joe Ruggiero, candidate for State Representative of the First Suffolk District in East Boston. Joe Ruggiero believes in an East Boston where residents have good wages, good benefits, and a say in development issues that affect them.

“I will be a strong voice for hotel and food service workers,” Ruggiero said. “I will fight to make sure you have a living wage and good benefits.”

Ruggiero has the endorsement of many unions and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “Joe Ruggiero has a vision for an East Boston that is strong and healthy,” said Local 26 President Brian Lang. “Our members in East Boston share that vision.”

IMG_3019Please vote for Joe Ruggiero March 3rd. Polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM. Please contact Jaimie McNeil at (617) 832-6643 if you have any questions or to find out how to get involved.

Join us for a Rally & Picket Line – Le Meridien Hotel in Cambridge

Join us for a rally and picket line at the Le Meridien Hotel in Cambridge at 4:00pm on Thursday, October 11th.  Click here for more information.  Click here to learn more about the rally.

Northeastern University Food Service Workers Vote to Unionize

Northeastern University Food Service Workers

Vote to Unionize

Chartwells workers overwhelmingly vote YES to join Boston’s Local 26

BOSTON- In the largest campus food service unionization in recent history, 400 Northeastern University dining hall workers overwhelmingly voted in favor of joining Boston’s Local 26.

Rallying with hundreds of students, Chartwells workers spoke about injustice they faced in the dining halls and kitchens last month. The workers conveyed the urgent need for a union as harassment and unfair treatment have created a hostile work environment. Last night’s vote was 299 to 44 in favor of joining Boston’s Local 26.

“I wanted this union to end the mistreatment and injustice we all face while working here,” said Angela Bello “It has been a long fight and we faced pressure from our bosses not to unionize but we came together and demanded fairness. All we want is to be treated with respect.”

Boston’s Local 26 represents 6,000 hospitality industry workers in the greater Boston area. Members include workers at hotels, restaurants, university food services, Boston Convention Centers, Fenway Park, Logan International Airport, and other companies throughout the city.

“Our city and community thrive when the people who live and work here are appreciated and valued,” said Brian Lang, President of Boston’s Local 26. “Along with the thousands of workers in our union, the Chartwells workers and Northeastern University share our commitment to create dignity and respect at the workplace with secure, well-paid jobs.”

The workers were organized with the help of a student group, Huskies Organizing With Labor (HOWL), a broad coalition of 24 campus groups.  The students recently demanded that the University and Chartwells let the workers choose whether to unionize in an environment free of pressure and intimidation.

“The outpouring of support from Northeastern students, faculty, and community members helped encourage the workers to move forward,” said Lang. “As we work together in the future with Northeastern and our new union members, we will eliminate the abuse and disrespect that these men and women were subject to.”


Your New Pension Plan – Welcome from the Trustees

On behalf of the Greater Boston Hotel Employees Local 26 Trust Funds, we would like to welcome you to the pension plan.  This innovative plan is the result of much hard work with one goal:  to provide a secure retirement for you.  Click on the above link to read about it.