Entries by UNITEHERELocal8

Physical Therapists Ignore Ailing Workers

Two groups of physical therapists, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and its local affiliate the Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA) have business scheduled at the Grand Hyatt Seattle in upcoming months. Both groups are well aware that workers have called for a boycott of the hotel to fight abuse. But PTWA leadership has […]

UNITE HERE Local 8 Endorses Pramila Jayapal for State Senate

UNITE HERE Local 8 is proudly endorsing Pramila Jayapal in her run for the open State Senate seat in the 37th Legislative District. Jayapal’s long history of standing up for Seattle’s hospitality workers has led to this enthusiastic early endorsement. “We got to know Pramila during the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride in 2003. Since then […]

Be Fair, Specialty Coffee Association of America

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is scheduled to violate the worker-called boycott of the Grand Hyatt Seattle and the Hyatt at Olive 8 for years to come. SCAA has done excellent work around fair trade issues globally, but the organization may have a blind spot to the working people in their own backyard. […]

Murray, DelBene bring $10.10 wage fight to Seattle

Hilton bellman and Local 8 Executive Board member Chuck Cruise was featured in a press conference held by Washington State Congressional leaders on the national minimum wage. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Suzan DelBene on Tuesday brought their fight to raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 an hour to Seattle, where advocates want […]

Airport Workers Tell Port Commission: Protect our Jobs!

On January 27th, a delegation of over 30 concessions workers at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport attended the monthly Port of Seattle Commission with an important message: protect our family wage jobs. While SeaTac’s Proposition 1 received national media attention for its requirement that workers in the airport and hospitality industries in SeaTac receive a $15/hour […]