Posts Tagged ‘unite here’

Oct
2014
6

Hyatt Settles With UNITE HERE’s Wrongly Fired Workers for $1,000,000

Hyatt Settles With UNITE HERE's Wrongly Fired Workers for $1,000,000
  In a settlement announced last month, Hyatt Hotel Corps. agreed to pay $1 million to 98 Boston-area housekeepers who they terminated five years ago after making them unknowingly train their replacements.   The bad behavior, dating back to 2009, sparked a boycott of Hyatt Hotels, multiple marches and protests, and the ire of Gov. [&hellip...
Jun
2014
12

Raise! UNITE HERE Secures Contract at Revel Casino; Unionization of Atlantic City Again Ubiquitous

Raise! UNITE HERE Secures Contract at Revel Casino; Unionization of Atlantic City Again Ubiquitous
  Late Friday night, workers at the newest casino in Atlantic City, Revel, voted to unionize.  The employees joined UNITE-HERE Local 54 by a 80-20 margin.   The vote means all 11 casinos in Atlantic City are now unionized.  “Today is a great day for casino workers,” union president Bob McDevitt said. “We are stronger...
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Feb
2014
4

Snubbed by ACA, Major Unions Send Letter to Dem Leaders Predicting Tepid Midterm Election Mobilization from Membership

  The leaders of LiUNA! and Unite Here have written a letter to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggesting that their membership will not campaign for Democratic candidates during the 2014 midterm elections if provisions of the Affordable Care Act which alter their health insurance programs are not...
Nov
2013
4

Unions, MGM Sign Labor Agreement for Proposed $925M National Harbor Casino Project

Unions, MGM Sign Labor Agreement for Proposed $925M National Harbor Casino Project
  While unveiling their proposed $925 million casino plan to a state panel last week, MGM International had representatives of four local unions by its side. The reason? A labor peace agreement that has been agreed to between the gaming giant and the labor organizations. MGM is promising not to interfere with worker organization rights...
Jul
2013
17

Unite Here Demands Boycott of SF Giants’ Stadium Food. Quality Graphic Design Ensues.

Unite Here Demands Boycott of SF Giants' Stadium Food.  Quality Graphic Design Ensues.
  Unite Here Local 2 in San Francisco has a great new graphic demanding a boycott of the stadium’s food until wages are raised. The union has not had a raise since 2009 despite explosive profit gains for the organization as a whole. Visit their tumblr for more info, and share their graphic for more [&hellip...
Jul
2013
3

Unite Here and Hyatt End Long Battle, Workers Land Retroactive Pay Increases, Pension Victories

  Four long years and a global boycott later, a tentative agreement has been struck between Hyatt Hotels and the union representing thousands of its employees, Unite Here.   Announced on Monday, the agreement will take effect once union contracts are approved by workers in Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Francisco.  While details of...
Feb
2012
8

Building Trades, UNITE HERE Sign Jobs Agreements With the Vikings for a New Stadium

Building Trades, UNITE HERE Sign Jobs Agreements With the Vikings for a New Stadium
On Monday, labor leaders, community partners and top officials representing the governments of Minnesota and Minneapolis announced as their top priority the construction of a new Vikings Stadium to help bring jobs to the area. Early estimates state that a new Vikings stadium could bring 13,000 construction-related jobs and $300 million in payroll...