Entries by Local355

Contracts Settled!

Already in 2011 we have settled contracts at HMS Host and Gulfstream Casino/Racetrack. Host workers fought hard, doing petitions, delegations, leafleting, and more to win a good contract. We voted NO on the first offer and went back to the table even stronger. Finally, we maintained our free health care, got wage increases, and very […]

Congratulations, Nathan’s Workers!

To our newest union members at Nathan’s working for Concessions International at Miami International Airport. These brave workers recently joined the union and are on the verge of their first contract!

Nearly 100 Union Leaders Kick Off Summer Program

On May 17, an all-day convention was for all union leaders. This will be a BIG summer where we will take on issues that affect all of us and our families, including: Fights for respect and better treatment at work Immigration policy Good, affordable education for ourselves and our children. How to meet the rising […]

Immigration Victory For Haitian Workers

On May 17, 2011, the Obama administration announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian immigrants through January, 2013. This announcement followed months of lobbying by immigration groups and labor unions – including UNITE HERE. With so many Haitians affected by the earthquake in January 2010, this change brings an important protection for […]

Workers call on Gulfstream to negotiate a fair contract

On December 9, workers from Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino were joined by over 200 casino, hotel and airport workers and members of UNITE HERE Local 355. The members held an evening rally calling on Gulfstream to bargain a fair contract. Despite the downturn in the economy, South Florida’s gaming industry is performing remarkably well. […]

UNITE HERE Local 355 Rises Up for Haiti

On May 11, hundreds of members of UNITE HERE Local 355 in Miami, Florida, joined together with community leaders, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, and UNITE HERE International President John Wilhelm to commemorate the recent tragedy in Haiti and to stand up for economic security for Haitian-American workers. UNITE HERE members discussed the impact of the […]