Entries by twaechter

Local 2 is working to extend health care

If you are in the San Mateo health fund (airport concession workers, San Mateo hotel workers), your coverage will continue at least through July 31 regardless of how many hours you work. The union is asking the San Francisco health fund to extend benefits too. Check back here for more information.  If you are in a company plan or […]

Union supports using hotels to protect the vulnerable; urges officials to consult with workers

UNITE HERE, the union representing over 300,000 hospitality workers in the US and Canada, said today that while it endorses the judicious use of such facilities to protect the sick and vulnerable during this public health crisis, government officials must consult with worker representatives before hotels, conference centers, or stadiums are used for emergency operations. Click […]

UNITE HERE Local 2 Statement on COVID-19

For Immediate Release March 5, 2020 Ted Waechter 919-636-1124 twaechter@unitehere2.org   UNITE HERE Local 2 is the hospitality workers’ union for San Francisco and San Mateo counties, representing 14,000 airport, hotel, and food service workers. We are closely monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19 and are concerned for the safety and well-being of all workers. We will […]

Airline catering workers to block traffic in civil disobedience against poverty wages and unaffordable health care

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Contact: Ted Waechter / 919-636-1124 / twaechter@unitehere2.org Twitter: @UniteHereLocal2 / #1job   Airline catering workers to hold civil disobedience blocking traffic at SFO in protest against unaffordable health care and poverty wages Thousands of airline catering workers serving American Airlines to participate in national day of action   […]

50 arrested at SFO American Airlines terminal in airline catering workers’ Thanksgiving civil disobedience

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Contact: Ted Waechter / 919-636-1124 / twaechter@unitehere2.org Twitter: @UniteHereLocal2 / #1job   50 arrested at American Airlines SFO terminal in airline catering workers’ Thanksgiving civil disobedience Sit-in followed protest by more than 350 workers and supporters, calling for American Airlines to address poverty wages and unaffordable health care […]