We represent over 100,000 hotel workers who work in more than 900 hotels in the U.S. and Canada, in cities large and small. Through UNITE HERE's Hotel Workers Rising campaign, union and non-union hotel workers are building a movement to lift hotel jobs into the middle class.
Our members are guest room attendants, cooks, bell staff, food and beverage servers, kitchen workers and laundry workers, and they take great pride in delivering the quality service and amenities that travelers expect on the road.
Our members are guest room attendants, cooks, bell staff, food and beverage servers, kitchen workers and laundry workers, and they take great pride in delivering the quality service and amenities that travelers expect on the road. Our hotel membership is characterized by large percentages of African American and immigrant workers, representing the diversity of North America's workforce.
Hotel workers have demonstrated, picketed, and organized on the job to build a strong union that fights for good wages, affordable health benefits and retirement security, as well as strong contract language protecting them from injuries at work, promoting the hiring of African Americans and protecting the rights of immigrant workers. In recent years, thousands of hotel workers have organized to become union in roughly 90 hotels throughout the two countries, winning contracts that raise the standard of living for hotel workers and their communities. Learn more at our campaign site, Hotel Workers Rising.
Another key component to the Hotel Workers Rising campaign is Sleep With The Right People, an alliance between the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender) community and UNITE HERE. Both face similar struggles in their quest for fair and equal treatment of all individuals.
The hotel industry is dominated by global corporations like Marriott International, Hilton Hotels, Starwood Hotels and Global Hyatt. As hotel companies consolidate and expand internationally, hotel workers are joining together to rebuild the middle class in North America by fighting to make more hotel jobs good jobs.