Entries by Michelle Travis

Don’t Mourn, Organize! (Local 40 featured in TradeTalk)

UNITE HERE Local 40 is on the move!  Over the last two years, we have had roughly 500 new camp and culinary workers join Local 40 on projects throughout Northern B.C. Local 40’s camp organizing is featured in the latest edition of TradeTalk Magazine – click on: “Don’t Mourn, Organize!” to learn more.

Jericho Tennis Club Workers Win Big Increases Amidst Record High Inflation in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC — Workers at Jericho Tennis Club, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, have reached a new collective agreement and secured significant wage increases to meet the rising cost of living. This victory comes as Vancouverites are seeing the highest levels of inflation in decades. Highlights of the new collective agreement include total wage […]

Florida Congressman urges SBA to scrutinize forgiveness of loans intended for small businesses, cites Hyatt Jacksonville

Jacksonville hotel, currently under boycott, terminated 122 workers after receiving millions in Paycheck Protection Program loans Jacksonville, Florida — U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) is urging the Small Business Administration (SBA) to ensure businesses who received forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans used the funds for payroll as Congress intended. In a recent letter to […]

UNITE HERE Local 40 Launches Boycott of Westmont-owned Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Endorsed by AFL CIO

City’s premiere convention hotel terminated 121 hotel workers despite receiving Paycheck Protection Program loans Jacksonville, Florida — Today, UNITE HERE Local 40 announced a boycott of the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the owner of Hyatt Jacksonville took $5.49 million in U.S. Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans intended to sustain small businesses […]