Portland Airport Press Conference and Port Commission Meeting – Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 8:30 am

Join UNITE HERE Local 8 union and non-union airport workers and their fight for job security! In the coming years a majority of the concessionaire leases expire at the Portland International Airport.  50 union workers were just displaced on December 31st at PDX Gustav’s restaurant due to an expired lease and no worker retention.  That […]

Hyatt workers protest in downtown Seattle over right to unionize

“The protest comes during one of Seattle’s largest hotel booms in at least the last decade.” http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2014/09/hyatt-workers-protest-in-downtown-seattle-over.html?s=print

Hyatt Hotel Workers Renew Call For Boycott, Rally For Fairness

“The workers say the owner has told them they can call the police if they feel intimidated by union organizers and has posted anti-union flyers in the hotels.” http://www.kplu.org/post/hyatt-hotel-workers-renew-call-boycott-rally-fairness

Seattle hotel boom marred by pickets

While Seattle is becoming one of the hottest hotel markets in the country, hundreds marched with picket signs at the Grand Hyatt Seattle in the first of a series of picket lines outside the boycotted hotel. Workers scrubbing toilets at the Grand Hyatt Seattle and Hyatt at Olive 8 called for a boycott over one […]

Seattle University food service workers unionize with UNITE HERE Local 8, ratify first contract.

SEATTLE, WA – After organizing to join UNITE HERE Local 8, food service workers at Seattle University  overwhelmingly ratified their first union contract on Wednesday. The 150 workers serving students and faculty at Seattle University are employed by Bon Appetit Management Company and will receive substantial pay increases, lower-cost health benefits, and numerous other improvements […]

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 […]

Concerned clergy and community pray for workers in Grand Hyatt lobby

Over 50 concerned community members entered the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Seattle on July 29th and asked to speak with the General Manager of the hotel, Steve Vissotzky. The group was led by a team of four clergy members in pastoral collars, including Pastor Ron Moe-Lobeda of University Lutheran Church, Minister Byron Hitchens of […]