Boston Globe: Hilton Hotel Workers Vote to Unionize

After a high-profile, two-year effort to organize workers at the Hilton DoubleTree Suites hotel, involving a boycott, a sharply divided workforce, and an appeal to “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg, a majority of employees voted Friday to form a union.

PBS NewsHour highlights Local 26 Harvard University members’ dedication

Local 26 member and Harvard University dining hall worker Kerry Maiato shows the dedication and hard-work of our members during Boston’s terrible winter. Read more

Boston Globe on Park Plaza Renovations

Local 26 has negotiated language into our hotel contracts to ensure renovations are done the right way, with a skilled union workforce. The Park Plaza is and will always be “one of those classic Boston hotels with an incredible heritage.” 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

Union hotels matter to Roxbury residents

Kalila Barnett of Alternatives for Community and Environment noted that the Local 26 hospitality union starts workers at $18 per hour with benefits…“The hotel chosen by Urbanica is non-union, and will pay $5 less than union standard,” Barnett said. “I’m wondering, why is Roxbury being treated differently?”