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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 CONTACT: MJ Leira, [email protected] Levy Restaurants at Marlins Stadium Workers Won A $20 Minimum Wage! Labor unions prove to be the answer for South Florida workers   **Download photos and videos here** Watch Facebook Livestream here   UNITE HERE Local 355, the labor union that represents food-service workers […]

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As Miami Becomes Most Expensive City Florida Politicians Propose to Bar Local Governments from Requiring Higher Wages

MIAMI, FL— An already high cost of living has skyrocketed in Miami-Dade. As Miamians are faced with rising rent, low-wage immigrant workers are some of the most impacted. Now, as Miami Dade residents are working to recover what was lost from the pandemic, Florida State legislators have proposed legislation that could cut their wages to […]

Bring MIA Back! Hospitality Workers at Miami International Airport Demand Concessions Companies Open All Stores and Raise Wages

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR—THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021 CONTACT: MJ Leira, [email protected], (917) 565-7697 WHO: Approx. 40 UNITE HERE Local 355 hospitality union workers. WHAT: Press conference. RSVP HERE. WHERE: Miami International Airport — Door 1 Departures. WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 11:00 AM. As workers across the country mobilize during “Striketober,” and employers raise salaries, […]

Miami Airport Concessions Workers Speak to Residents about Necessary Relief for Miami Airport Businesses

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR—Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Contact: MJ Leira, [email protected] As residents are coming back to work, the airport needs financial relief and workers need the living wage. WHO: UNITE HERE Local 355 concessions workers at Miami International Airport and allies. WHAT: Press conference with hospitality workers from Miami International Airport followed by a door […]

Hospitality Workers Call on Broward County Commissioners to Ensure Their Return When Business Comes Back

Now is the time to create more middle-class Union jobs in the South, not eliminate them. MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, APRIL 12 Contact: MJ Leira, (917) 565-7697, [email protected] WHO: Laid off hospitality workers from the Diplomat Beach Resort WHAT: Laid off employees fight to get their jobs back by talking to residents in Broward County. […]

Crowded Spring Break Presents Pandemic Risk

MEDIA ADVISORY for Thursday, March 25 MJ Leira, [email protected] (917) 565-7697 Hospitality Workers Union Launches National Effort to Register Laid-Off Workers for Health Care Coverage through the American Rescue Plan WHO: UNITE HERE Local 355 laid-off hospitality workers alongside community allies. WHAT: National launch to register workers for 100% COBRA coverage under President Biden’s American […]

On the One-Year Anniversary of the Pandemic Hundreds of Hospitality Workers Remain Out of Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 12, 2021 MJ Leira, [email protected] Diplomat Beach Resort Workers Demand Their Jobs Back as the Hotel Prepares for a Tourism Come Back Without Its Long-Term Workers DOWNLOAD PHOTOS AND VIDEOS HERE  HOLLYWOOD, FL—March marks one year since COVID-19 left millions of Americans out of work. For hospitality workers across South […]

Hospitality Workers Fight to Keep their Jobs Ahead of the Holiday Season

Labor Union to distribute gifts to 700 workers and their families laid off during COVID-19 MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Wendi Walsh [email protected] (305) 934-7373 WHO: Over 700 UNITE HERE Local 355 laid off hospitality workers alongside Miami Gardens City Council member Reggie Leon, and allies. WHAT: Holiday giveaway of supermarket gift cards and holiday presents ranging […]

Statement from Wendi Walsh UNITE HERE Florida Political Director re declared victory for Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Contact: MJ Leira, 917-565-7697, [email protected] “Since August we’ve pushed to get out the vote for Mayor-Elect Daniella Levine Cava, with more than 160 canvassers going door to door every day and more than 800,000 pieces of literature sent out to support her campaign. Our team dedicated over 36,315 hours to […]