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In the News

Press Contact
Eric Sharfstein
esharfstein@uniteunion.org

UNITE HERE is making news! Read the summaries below, or click on the link to go to the original news stories chronicling our latest activities and victories.

If you are a member of the media, interested in covering UNITE HERE activities or issues, please contact Press Secretary Eric Sharfstein by email or phone at 212-332-9373. You can find our past press releases in the Press Center.

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  • How you can still buy American
    February 26, 2009. MSN Money
    The United States has a robust manufacturing sector, the largest in the world.

  • Non-union hotel pressed on organizing effort
    February 24, 2009. San Francisco Chronicle
    The union representing most hotel workers in San Francisco is attempting to put economic pressure on two non-union hotels that have not agreed to accommodate an organizing effort.

  • DePaul law school formal won't cross Congress Plaza Hotel picket line
    February 23, 2009. ChiTown Daily News
    The DePaul College of Law is looking for a new venue for its annual ball after striking workers at the Congress Plaza Hotel convinced officials to move the event.

  • Princeton for Workers' Rights protests U. investments
    February 23, 2009. The Daily Princetonian
    Members of Princeton for Workers’ Rights (PWR) advocated this weekend for the University to pressure HEI Hotels & Resorts to permit its workers to organize in a fair and neutral environment.

  • Valley resident Cleve Jones reacts to "Milk's" win at Oscar
    February 23, 2009. The Desert Sun
    Coachella Valley resident and human rights activist Cleve Jones, portrayed by Emile Hirsch in "Milk," was thrilled that his friend Sean Penn won Best Actor on Sunday at the Oscars - but the award had an even deeper significance, he said.

  • Clinton protested in San Diego
    February 19, 2009. Bay Area Reporter
    An estimated 150 to 200 demonstrators gathered outside the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego Sunday, February 15 to protest an appearance by former President Bill Clinton.

  • Effort mounted to revive textiles
    February 19, 2009. Richmond County Daily Journal

    Textile industry leaders praised the efforts of U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell in advocating the Kissell Amendment of the economic stimulus package signed by President Barack Obama Tuesday during a conference call the same afternoon.



  • Undergraduate Organizing Committee: Yale should not invest in HEI
    February 16, 2009. Yale Daily News
    Last week, students in the Undergraduate Organizing Committee collected almost 300 valentines for President Levin.

  • Cintas labour negotiations to start soon
    February 12, 2009. The Gazette
    Negotiations are expected to start next month for the first contract at the only Quebec facility owned by North America's biggest uniform supplier and industrial launderer.

  • Weldon Spring company accused of labor violations
    February 10, 2009. Suburban Journals
    Fifteen workers at manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico are suing Weldon Spring-based Propper International, the largest manufacturer of uniforms for the US military, alleging labor law violations.



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