Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Tag Archive: UNITE HERE (page 2)

  • What if there is no union label?

    Posted on Nov 27, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    Labor wants everyone to “look for the union label,” but what if the union label isn’t real? According to Gawker, that’s the problem with Unionmade clothing in San Francisco. Despite the name, the store doesn’t actually have many goods that are made by union members: If you want to have an attractively curated store that sells insanely overpriced […]

  • Who’s watching the watchmen?

    Posted on Aug 08, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    Yale Political Science Professor Jacob Hacker and Yale law student Nate Loewentheil seem to have solved America’s woes in a mere 58 pages, Intro to Conclusion, with their plan for “Prosperity Economics.” It strikes common left-leaning themes:  government control is better than free markets; spending is a good thing; inequality finds no respite in social […]

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

    Posted on Jan 19, 2011 by LaborPains.org Team

    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 […]

  • Will Democrats Cave to UNITE HERE’s Demands?

    Posted on Nov 18, 2010 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, the labor union UNITE HERE, which represents mostly service workers, issued a demand to the Democratic Party. UNITE HERE wanted Cleveland and Charlotte, N.C., two of the sites being considered for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, ruled out because the cities didn’t have enough unionized hotels. While the demand seems rather comical to […]

  • Maid Service from UNITE HERE

    Posted on Nov 16, 2010 by LaborPains.org Team

    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 […]