Entries by Local355

Westin Diplomat Workers win a new Union Contract!

CONGRATULATIONS! Over 600 workers at the Westin Diplomat Hotel, a Starwood property, in Hallandale Beach fought for, won, and ratified an amazing contract.   Workers signed numerous petitions, went on delegations to their managers and Human Resources, and showed determination to win and push over the finish line. This renewed contract includes wage increases for all […]

South Florida Rallies for Fair Immigration Reform

On June 20, over 100 hospitality and service industry workers and their children, along with UNITE HERE Local 355 and community organizations, rallied in Miami to protest Senator Rubio’s lack of leadership on immigration reform. Dozens of children and parents held signs and called on Senator Rubio to work toward to a fair and comprehensive […]

Mardi Gras 10: March for Freedom, Not Fear

On May 8, more than 500 people will marched  to support the 10 worker-leaders fired during an organizing drive last November at Mardi Gras Casino in Florida. Those who planned to be arrested included fired workers from Mardi Gras Casino, clergy, community leaders, and workers from UNITE HERE! Local 355. The rally comes a week […]

National Labor Relations Board Files Formal Complaint Against Mardi Gras Casino

Following a thorough, four-month investigation, the National Labor Relations Board’s counsel in Miami has filed a formal complaint against the operators of the Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale, Florida. The complaint comes after 10 workers who were leaders of a union organizing drive were fired in November 2011. The complaint asserts, among other things, that […]

Marlins Stadium Concession Workers Win Union

UNITE HERE Local 355, south Florida’s hospitality workers union, is pleased to announce that well over 800 new Marlins Park food service workers have chosen to unionize. Employed through Levy Restaurants, the designated concessions operators, the workers are excited to be union members and are eager to start negotiations. Jamail Taylor, a food runner at […]