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  • UNITE HERE Hotel Contract Campaign Update February 18, 2005
    San Francisco. On Valentine's Day, hundreds of Local 2 members hit the streets for a picket line at the St. Francis Hotel. The Valentine's Day action was the first picket line since the 60-day cooling off period ended and was intended to ask hotel guests to honor the boycott of the 14 Multi-Employer Group hotels and patronize other San Francisco hotels that are not involved in the current labor dispute. Click hereto send a FREE fax to the hotels pledging your support of the San Franscisco Hotel Boycott. >>>

    Los Angeles. Despite the rain, hundreds of workers and community supporters rallied in front of the Westin Century Plaza Hotel on Friday, February 11, 2005. A delegation of community supporters met with the General Manager to show their disgust with the way housekeepers are told to clean guest room drinking glasses and for not signing

  • No Justice, No Peace At LAZ Parking  February 10, 2005
    The Metropolitcan Washington Council reports that workers and their allies in DC, chanting "No Justice, No Peace!," gathered last Thursday morning in front of the Crown Plaza Hotel to rally in support of LAZ parking workers who are trying to form a union with UNITE HERE to win affordable health care, a livable wage, and a say in their working conditions.

  • UNITE HERE Hotel Contract Campaign Update February 10, 2005
    San Francisco. The boycott of the San Francisco hotels has continued because the members of Local 2 are still working without a contract while the hotels persist in proposing major cuts in healthcare. Through the boycott, Local 2 members are sending the message that they will not accept a reduction in contract benefits while hotels are reporting such high profit margins. >>>

    Los Angeles. The Local 11 negotiating committee and the LA Hotel Employer's Council (EC) met last week to discuss a three-year term proposal that includes significantly improved wages and benefits over the union's two-year proposal (which remains actively on the table). The EC hotels rejected this offer and called off negotiations, only to announce soon after that they would make a counter proposal later in the afternoon. But the EC counter-proposal represented several steps backward from the hotels' previous negotiating stand: Ra

  • Anti-Sweatshop Victory For Milwaukee Public Schools  February 4, 2005
    Milwaukee, WI--This week, the Milwaukee Public Schools Board voted unanimously to essentially adopt the City of Milwaukee Ordinance as its own no sweat Policy. This requires that all contracts for apparel be with responsible manufacturers who agree to follow a solid list of requirements as to working conditions and wages.

  • Federal Agency Backs Discrimination Suit Against Cintas February 4, 2005
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed papers in federal court Tuesday supporting a discrimination lawsuit against Cintas Corp. Cincinnati-based Cintas is the country's largest provider of work uniforms.

  • Labor Board Issues Complaints Against Crowne Plaza LaGuardia, Holiday Inn JFK and Hampton Inn JFK February 4, 2005
    New York, NY--Workers in New York who are in the fifth month of their strike at the Crowne Plaza LaGuardia, Holiday Inn JFK and Hampton Inn JFK, received good news this week when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued complaints against the owner of the hotels. The workers at the three hotels went on strike on September 22 in response to a series of unfair labor practices from management, including firing pro-union employees. Since then they have bravely picketed in the cold and through rain and snow. The NLRB has already dismissed management's objections to the election at the Crowne Plaza LaGuardia and certified our Union as the representative of that hotel's employees. Similar rulings are expected to be issued regarding the other two hotels.

  • Cintas Report Outlines Discrimination Against Women And Minority Employees  January 27, 2005
    Last week, UNITE HERE and the Teamsters released a report, "The Spirit is the Problem," detailing systemic race and gender discrimination at Cintas Corporation, the nation's largest uniform provider. While Cintas claims "zero-tolerance" for discrimination, the report suggests a corporate culture stuck in an era when inequality and discrimination were part of doing business.

  • Local 5 Workers Vote to Create Strike Fund December 22, 2004
    Honolulu, HI--In preparation for potential labor disputes ahead, UNITE HERE Local 5 members overwhelmingly voted to contribute to a strike and defense fund. By a 72% margin, union members voted to amend the union's bylaws to include a special assessment of $10 per month on all members in the hotel and health care industries for the strike and defense fund.

  • Drivers Win More Time to Join Cintas Back Pay Suit  December 2, 2004
    Thanks to a federal judge, many Cintas drivers have more time to join a lawsuit to win overtime wages Cintas has failed to pay them. The judge also ordered Cintas to send drivers a "corrective notice" to undo the confusion caused when Cintas CEO Scott Farmer wrote drivers calling the overtime lawsuit "baseless."

  • Hotel Workers in Philly Rally for a Fair Contract  December 2, 2004
    On November 23, more than 500 Local 274 members in Philadelphia held a candlelight vigil and march beginning at the Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel and ending with a rally at Love Park. The press reported crowds of more than 1,000. Hotel workers in Philadelphia are entering the eighth week of contract extensions. After numerous bargaining sessions, very little progress has been made in key areas such as comprehensive health care for hotel workers and their families, secure pensions, and fair wage increases. The rally demonstrated to the community the workers' dedication and commitment to achieving a just and fair contract.

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