Congress gives more sick leave if you work for a small company and aren’t laid off

Most union contracts already provide more paid time off than any law gives you, but UNITE HERE is fighting to change the laws during this crisis.  Here is the latest law passed by Congress: If your employer has less than 500 employees, a new law gives you an extra 80 hours paid sick leave between […]

“America’s cleaners: fighting on the coronavirus front line”: Reuters interviews Local 2 member

“I’m more afraid about my bills than the coronavirus,” she said, adding that she would struggle to afford groceries, her car payments and insurance, and other outgoings. “Being a single mom, you live paycheck to paycheck.”… Click here for the whole article.

“A torrent of job losses”: New York Times interviews Local 2 member

“…Mr. Javier had worked at the hotel about six years and earned $600 to $700 a week during the winter, typically a slow season. He said he and his co-workers got word of deep cuts two weeks ago, after which his hours were scaled back…” Click here for the whole article.

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 […]