Entries by Local355

Political victories for our communities

During this Primary Election Season our Union participated in 3 races locally.  During the months of July and August members knocked on union members’ doors, phone banked, attended events, participated in Labor Walks and invited politicians to our workplaces.  The result was spectacular.  Miami-Dade County Commission: District 2: Commissioner Jean Monestime won re-election District 8: […]

Florida Freedom Forum at the Miami International Airport

On July 22, 2014 hundreds of Local 355 members and allies convened at the Miami International Airport Auditorium with panelists Florida State Representative José Javier Rodriguez, Miami Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime, Candidate for Miami Dade Commission Daniella Levine Cava and Alayne Unterberger, from RISEP at Florida International University.  The Florida Freedom Forum was an event […]

2014 International Union Convention

The 2014 UNITE HERE! International Union Convention took place on June 25-27th in Boston, MA.  Local 355 had the privilege of sending 6 delegates to represent South Florida.  We were honored to have Joanne Jacques and Rachelle Laurant share their stories with the over 800 person audience of union members from across two countries.  Delegates […]

Calder Casino Workers meet with Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert

Since his candidacy for Mayor Oliver Gilbert has been a strong supporter of Local 355’s Florida Freedom Charter taking to heart the pillars that make up the Charter.  For this reason we felt he was deserving of the Freedom Fighter plaque presented to him by long time Local 355 member and key leader Patricia Pierre. […]

Delegates Election

On May 13,2014 Local 355 members came together for their Quarterly Membership Meeting and Nomination and Election of Delegates to the International Union’s Convention.  Membership Meetings are held every three months and are a great opportunity for members to learn, understand and participate in the growth of their Union.  During this meeting we discussed the […]