UNITE HERE Local 2 is a union of 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. We include room cleaners, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, food and beverage servers, bussers, and dishwashers.


Hotel Customers:

Make sure your hotel is protected from the effects of a labor dispute. Strikes, boycotts and picket lines can be noisy and disruptive. To avoid such complications, please stay at a union hotel that is NOT at risk for a labor dispute.

If you have booked in a hotel with a labor dispute and would like to relocate your event and/or accommodations, please contact us immediately for assistance. Call Quinton Silket at (415) 864-8770 x709, or email at qsilket@unitehere2.org


Health, retirement, and other benefits:

Local 2 members have fought hard to fund our health care, retirement, and other essential needs. These plans are administered by independent organizations, and not by the union itself. If you have questions about your benefits, please contact the plans directly:

Health care:
San Francisco workplaces: 844-492-9157 or click here
San Mateo workplaces: 408-288-4400
Retirement (pension):
San Francisco workplaces: 844-492-9157 or click here
San Mateo workplaces: 408-288-4400
Other benefits:
Child & elder care plan: 415-864-0506 or click here
Legal plan: (800) 604-0999 or click here


General Questions:

In San Francisco
209 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel. (415) 864-8770 x731 | Fax. (415) 864-4158

In San Mateo
209 Highland Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010
Tel. (650) 344-6827 | Fax. (650) 344-9406

Please note:  If you work in a union shop and have questions about representation, please contact your shop steward or union representative directly. Local 2 does not accept requests for grievance handling through email or social media.


Media Inquiries:

Ted Waechter: (415) 864-8770 x778, or twaechter@unitehere2.org