Homegrown Workers Fight for their Union!
Workers at Homegrown and Catapult NW have won their union and are now negotiating to get a fair contract! To support these workers and find out more, follow them on twitter @OurUnionIsHG.
Local 8 Housekeepers Win Back Daily Room Cleaning!
Four hotels in Seattle and SeaTac have settled contracts this year that restore daily cleaning of stayover rooms. In hotels where daily room cleaning has been eliminated, housekeepers have reported stress, physical pain, and increased reliance on pain medication. These victories, which came after workplace actions, pickets, and coordinated activity by housekeepers across many cities, will help ease workloads and restore jobs.
Big Victories for SeaTac Workers!
HMS Host workers settled a new contract with large raises, retro pay that reached thousands of dollars for some members, while securing healthcare, pension, and the paid lunch break. A settlement of a subcontracting grievance over the summer protected union job security, raised wages further in many classifications, and guaranteed minimum staffing levels at the warehouse!
Welcoming New Members to Local 8
Workers at SSP at the Portland Airport won Union recognition in the summer of 2022. They are now beginning to negotiate their first contract! Congratulations to our newest members!