Entries by twaechter

BIG ACTION: SF Giants, do right by stadium workers!

Click here for full info on Facebook event page! Friday, Aug. 14 at 6PM! Baseball is back, but the Giants are leaving stadium workers behind. We’re planning a BIG action – join us for a SOCIAL DISTANCE PICKET or CAR CARAVAN before the Giants vs. A’s game on Friday Aug. 14 at 6PM. We have […]

Allocation Meeting Update

Core Committee Leaders met on Monday July 27, 2020 and adopted the Executive Board’s recommendation to allocate money for pension and wages from the $1.45 per hour increase that we are receiving this year per the class A San Francisco hotel’s contract. The money will be distributed as follows: 46 cents goes to our pension […]

Gate Gourmet: Use your free money for the workers!

CLICK HERE: Tell Gate Gourmet to use the government CARES Act money to recall and pay laid off workers immediately! We demand that Gate Gourmet use the government CARES Act money to recall and pay laid off workers immediately. While the government is awarding the company over millions dollars, hundreds of us Gate Gourmet workers […]

San Francisco Sets Highest Standard for Hotel Cleaning and Safety

After Disastrous Reopenings in Las Vegas and Florida, UNITE HERE Local 2 Says San Francisco is National Leader on Requiring Hotels to Prioritize Cleaning Over Profits SAN FRANCISCO – UNITE HERE Local 2, the hotel workers’ union, today praised the Board of Supervisors’ leadership in setting the country’s strongest cleaning and safety standards for hotel reopening. […]

San Francisco Sets Nationwide Standard for Hotel Cleaning and Safety with Healthy Buildings Ordinance

For Immediate Release: July 7, 2020 Contact: Ted Waechter / 919-636-1124 / twaechter@unitehere2.org   San Francisco Sets Nationwide Standard for Hotel Cleaning and Safety with Healthy Buildings Ordinance After Disastrous Reopenings in Las Vegas and Florida, UNITE HERE Local 2 Says San Francisco is National Leader on Requiring Hotels to Prioritize Cleaning Over Profits   SAN FRANCISCO – UNITE HERE […]

Fight for the HEROES Act!

The HEROES Act passed the Democratic-controlled House in early May, but Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threatens to vote the bill down. The HEROES Act among other things: Expands Medicare and Medicaid so workers who loose medical benefits can receive care at no cost. Extends unemployment benefits, including the $600 per week and grants […]

Saturday, June 6: March for #BlackLivesMatter

Tomorrow, UNITE HERE Local 2 will march with other unions for #BlackLivesMatter. If it’s safe for you, please join us at Candlestick Park in SF at 10am. Wear your UNITE HERE and Local 2 gear, and don’t forget a mask. Change happens when we fight together. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽 What: March for #BlackLivesMatter with Local 2 and our […]

UNITE HERE Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

This is not normal. Except it is. Last week, George Floyd was murdered by an officer of the Minneapolis Police Department, while three additional officers stood by and watched. Yet again, a Black man was targeted and suffocated to death by the people who should, ostensibly, “protect and serve.” UNITE HERE condemns this action and demands […]

Free testing available for SF workers

If you are currently working in a San Francisco hotel, grocery stores, or other workplace, you can now get free COVID-19 testing without a doctor’s note. Click here to visit the City’s website for more details and to schedule an appointment either in South of Market or on the Embarcadero.