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Historic Hotel Georgia set to re-open

After more than a 4-year shut down, the historic Hotel Georgia is scheduled to re-open in early May and UNITE HERE! Local 40 is working hard to return long-time Union members to the hotel. If you worked at the Hotel Georgia prior to the shut down and wish to return to the hotel–which will be […]

Vancouver hotel workers ratify new contract

Vancouver hotel workers last week ratified a four-year contract with the Greater Vancouver Hotel Employers Association, gaining improved pensions and benefits, higher pay, and reductions in housekeeping workload.

Coast Discovery Inn settles contract

Local 40 members at the Coast Discovery Inn in Campbell River have a new contract that achieves UNITE HERE’s provincial hotel standard. The new Discovery Inn contract increases funding for the pension, improves dental, vision and prescription benefits, increases wages and protects gratuities for banquet workers. Housekeepers will also see a reduction in workload. Thank […]

Westin’s “Green Choice” is Bad for the Environment, Bad for Workers

Green or Greed? The Westin Bayshore Hotel recently instituted the “Make a Green Choice” program, encouraging guests to refuse housekeeping services by rewarding them with a $5 coupon for each day they refuse service. Westin Bayshore says this is “green.” Westin Bayshore housekeepers say its “greed.” Real Green or Fake Green? “After 3 or 4 […]

Hyatt Faces Strikes, Protests in Cities Across North America

Multi-city strikes at Hyatt properties in Los Angeles, Honolulu, Chicago, and Toronto this week represent a major escalation in a labor dispute involving Hyatt and its billionaire owners — the Pritzker Family — who have been the target of a number of major demonstrations in more than a dozen cities across North America this summer.