Tag: UNITE HERE

Workers Defense League Sees Surge of Unemployed People Seeking Help Obtaining Benefits
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Workers Defense League Sees Surge of Unemployed People Seeking Help Obtaining Benefits

New York, NY – The Workers Defense League has seen its fair share of unemployment insurance  (UI) cases, but after marking its 84th anniversary this year, the non-profit’s Executive Director Jon Bloom says there has been a surge in workers from all backgrounds and income levels requiring assistance.  “We work extensively helping workers get their…

No Dice: Union Representing Casino Workers Says Masks Must be Mandatory As COVID-19 Cases Soar Out West
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No Dice: Union Representing Casino Workers Says Masks Must be Mandatory As COVID-19 Cases Soar Out West

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Nevada’s casinos began reopening early this month, with the state Gaming Control Board requiring that customers wear masks during card and table games where they’re sitting with a dealer. That’s not anywhere near enough, say the unions representing casino workers. “That’s great for the dealer, but what about the bartender or the cocktail…

60 Arrested as Airline Food Workers Protest at JFK
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60 Arrested as Airline Food Workers Protest at JFK

NEW YORK, N.Y.—More than 1,000 UNITE HERE members and supporters jammed a traffic island at John F. Kennedy International Airport Nov. 26, loudly chanting that American Airlines’ food contractors should give their workers a raise and decent health care. The protest was one of 16 at major national airports on behalf of 20,000 airline-catering workers,…

Health Care And Labor Rights: Unions’ Congressional Wish List For Democrats
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Health Care And Labor Rights: Unions’ Congressional Wish List For Democrats

WASHINGTON—Health care, infrastructure, and education top labor’s immediate wish list now that Democrats have won control of the House, along with protecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from assaults euphemistically termed “entitlement reform.” On a deeper level, union leaders also want workers’ rights to organize expanded and American democracy taken back from the increasing tyranny…