Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

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  • Of Porn, Hotels, and Organized Labor

    Posted on Feb 03, 2011 by Center for Union Facts

    It’s a slow news day: Marriott, on whose board Mitt Romney sat until earlier this month, has decided to remove adult content from its in-room movie options–a decision that would appear to have little to do with electoral politics, except that Romney was blasted by some social conservatives in 2008 for his connection to Marriott, […]

  • UNITE HERE Raids Its Own Benefit Fund to Protest Benefit Cuts

    Posted on Jan 19, 2011 by Center for Union Facts

    In October 2009, UNITE HERE hotel workers in San Francisco voted to go on strike against several hoteliers. The workers organized ostensibly because they don’t feel the hotels are doing enough for them to cover health care costs. But the hotels aren’t the only ones supposedly depriving them of benefits. UNITE HERE was caught diverting […]

  • Maid Service from UNITE HERE

    Posted on Nov 16, 2010 by Center for Union Facts

    Last year, the UNITE HERE union, which consists mostly of service workers, reunited with the AFL-CIO. So it’s probably not surprising that UNITE HERE has been using hardball tactics that seem downright…Trumka-esque. While most unions might file a single complaint, UNITE HERE likes to shoot a little higher. Union-represented housekeepers filed injury complaints against Hyatt […]