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Unite Here Canada

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Transcript of Unite Here Canada

January 14, 2011
International union

Main headquarter is in New York

In Canada, the headquarter is in Toronto

The president of UNITE HERE is D. Taylor

Candaian Director is Nick Worhaug
Governing by five elected General Officers, an elected Executive Committee, and an elected General Executive Board with representation from across the union

Five-Year Convention

Self-government for Canadian locals

Visibility in Canada
Bargaining Priorities
Organizing the unorganized is the top priority for UNITE HERE. Over 50% of the international budget goes toward organizing.
Workers are mainly women.
Key Achievements
Key Challenges
UNITE HERE is a labor union that represent workers across North America.

The members in the U.S. and Canada work in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, transportation, and airport industries.

The membership is diverse.
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Yingying Liu 7024622
Liwei Zhang 6967927

Table of Contents
Representation and Growth
Visibility in Canada
Bargaining Priorities
Key Achievements
Key Challenges

December 12, 2013
Local 40 members ratify new contract at 47 hotels, pubs & liquor stores
April 21, 2015
Vancouver Hotel Workers win
new contract transit benefit

July 1, 2015
1200 Vancouver hotel workers
win record wage increase
November 8, 2010
Delta Chelesea workers vote to accept new collective agreement by 94%

UNITE HERE Local 75 members ratify new contract at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto

A winning strike of 20,000 garment workers, mostly teenage girls, in New York City truly launched the ILGWU
UNITE fromed through the merger of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union(ACTWU) and the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU)
UNITE and HERE merged on July 8, 2004 to form UNITE HERE.

UNITE HERE Hotel contracts settled for over 60,000 hotel workers in 400 hotels across North America
Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union (HERE) formed
Workers making women’s clothes formed the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU)
• Apparel and textile manufacturing
• Hotels and restaurants
• Distribution centers and retail
• Foodservice, airport, event and stadium concessions
• Casinos and Gaming
• Social Services
• Plastics and auto parts manufacturing
Merged on July 8, 2004 to form UNITE HERE
UNITE HERE is an international union
50,000 workers across Canada
More than 250,000 workers throughout the US
Encouraging all current locals to participate actively and get more membership.

Expanding more locals and give more help to workers who works in airport, laundry, gaming, manufacturing and textile.
References (Contiuned)
Unite Here Local Union
Use of social media
Endorse politics
Housekeeper in hotel
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