Entries by Michelle Travis

Is YVR Airport Sustainable for Workers?

Behind the counters at North America’s #1 airport     YVR is ranked the #1 airport in North America.  Yet, too many airport concession workers juggle two jobs to make ends meet and work in challenging conditions.  Worse, YVR can upend hard-won wage and benefit gains made by unionized concession workers when flipping contracts to non-union operators. […]

Vancouver Fairbnb Members Release Report on Platform Accountability

Broad Vancouver coalition calls on the City to hold Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms accountable for illegal listings Vancouver – A Vancouver-based coalition representing workers, tenants, landlords, housing advocates, and hospitality providers has joined forces to demand that the City of Vancouver hold short-term rental platforms directly accountable for illegal listings. The local groups […]

Press Conference: Fairbnb Vancouver Calls for Better Enforcement of Short-Term Rentals

Vancouver – September 12, 2017 –  Today at 12pm, a coalition of local Vancouver groups will be releasing a report on the regulation of short-term rentals like Airbnb; the report has been drafted jointly with Canada’s national Fairbnb.ca coalition. These groups include: Mole Hill Community Housing Society, Generation Squeeze, LandlordBC, Vancouver Tenants Union, Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative, […]

Notice: Proposed Local 40 Bylaw Amendments

Approved by Executive Board, 26 June 2017 and 26 July 2017 To be voted on at Membership Meeting on 25 October 2017 Location TBA Questions?  Please call 604-473-4829 or email [email protected] Go to this link to view Bylaw Amendments: http://www.uniteherelocal40.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/NEW-Local-40-bylaw-amendments-for-membership-meeting.pdf    

Inn at Laurel Point Workers Ratify 3-Year Collective Agreement

Laurel Point’s “Wedding Advisory” comes to an end. Inn at Laurel Point workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 40, have won a new contract that raises wage and benefit standards at the hotel. Under terms of the new agreement which was overwhelmingly ratified on June 21st, Inn at Laurel Point workers will receive: • Wage […]

Wedding Advisory Issued for the Inn at Laurel Point

Overworked employees at top wedding destination — Inn at Laurel Point –  ask management, “Where’s the Love?” – Housekeepers launch appeal to wedding planners and couples – Wedding season is upon us, but workers from the Inn at Laurel Point are not feeling the love.  Laurel Point hotel workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, […]