UNITE HERE Local 2 represents over 12,000 workers in the hospitality industries of San Francisco and San Mateo. Local 2 members work at many job sites – including hotels, restaurants, food services, laundries and San Francisco International Airport. They include room cleaners, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, food and beverage servers, bussers, and dishwashers.
A Decent Living Standard
Every year, San Francisco hosts millions of visitors who spend billions of dollars on their hotel stays. Through their union, hospitality workers have been able to win livable wages and benefits: the typical hotel worker in San Francisco earns roughly $40,000 per year. Though these wages make it difficult to meet the Bay Area’s high cost of living, combined with affordable healthcare, job security, and retirement benefits they permit hotel workers to raise their families with dignity.
The Members of Local 2
Local 2’s members are the face of San Francisco’s hospitality industry. A majority have come to San Francisco from overseas, including China, Latin America, and the Philippines. They take enormous pride in delivering world class hospitality to San Francisco’s guests, and the average member has worked at their hotel for over 12 years.