Our union is growing! On Tuesday, the 2,700 United Airlines catering workers in 5 locations across the country officially won their union and are joining UNITE HERE. The newly-organized workers number approximately 2,700 and are employed in United Airlines kitchens in Newark, NJ, Houston, Denver, Cleveland, and Honolulu. When we fight, we win!
And on the day of their victory, United catering leaders took the time to shout out their support of our strikes. Watch a video message from Newark United workers and Honolulu workers:
Comedian and Host of CNN’s United Shades of America came out to our Oakland strike line today!
Looking good, indeed @wkamaubell! We're delighted that you joined us on the #MarriottStrike picket line and we'd gladly have you and @BootsRiley join us for our next big #1job rally. https://t.co/l5EOn9x8vP
— UNITE HERE #1Job (@unitehere) October 23, 2018
Local 5 strikers met with the Governor of Hawaii and the Mayor of Honolulu this week, and both agreed to support One Job Should Be Enough and our strike.
#Hawaii @Marriott workers on strike met with @GovHawaii and @MayorKirkHNL and discussed our One Job Should Be Enough campaign, including the issue of automation. Both the Mayor and the Governor have committed that they will not cross our picket lines. #1job #MarriottStrike pic.twitter.com/KH0NDyVoIJ
— Unite Here! Local 5 #1job (@uniteherehawaii) October 23, 2018
Detroit Local 24’s historic strike continues to be in the news for making global leaders move hotels. Go Michigan!
— UNITEHERE! Local 24 (@UHLocal24) October 23, 2018
The flight attendants union president sent a video message to strikers
8,000 workers in 8 cities are striking right now for good, safe jobs that allow us to care for our families. The @unitehere strike is ours too & these union members have been out on AFA picket lines too. Support the #MarriottStrike by visiting: https://t.co/93pRRxnDtY #1job #1u pic.twitter.com/xBiLmAkymM
— AFA-CWA (@afa_cwa) October 22, 2018
San Diego strikers were joined by American Federation of Teachers
We love these cool new AFT/UNITEHERE solidarity signs brought over by our brothers and sisters at @AFTLocal1931! Thank you, Local 1931, for your ongoing support of @WestinGaslampSD workers! #MarriotStrike #1Job pic.twitter.com/m3v7Vsaqod
— UNITE HERE Local 30 (@UNITEHERE30) October 23, 2018
Boston strikers called out the L.A. Dodgers for crossing picket lines because there weren’t “enough suites” at the nearby union hotel that was available. Fox News picked it up.
President Hoffa of the Teamsters joined the conversation
— Teamsters (@Teamsters) October 23, 2018
AFSCME, the union of federal and state employees, continues to go hard for us
AFSCME President Lee Saunders: “Marriott is a multibillion-dollar global corporation that’s making money hand over fist. They can afford to do better by their workers. They can afford to raise the bar.” #1job #MarriottStrike https://t.co/QucNg74dGS
— AFSCME (@AFSCME) October 22, 2018
…Y en español
AFSCME apoya a los trabajadores del hotel Marriott que están en huelga: https://t.co/712liDMQet
— AFSCME en Español (@AFSCMEenEspanol) October 12, 2018
There’s more we could share but today we want to end with phots of the inspiring victory of our newest members, the United Airlines catering workers who fought for a long time to win their union. Sometimes organizing is hard, but truly, when we fight we win!