Hotel union forges new partnerships

JANITORS, hotel workers and others gather in front of Providence City Hall for a May 1 rally organized by UNITE HERE! Local 217 and Service Employees International Union Local 615 to support contract negotiations and the national immigrant rights movement. /
JANITORS, hotel workers and others gather in front of Providence City Hall for a May 1 rally organized by UNITE HERE! Local 217 and Service Employees International Union Local 615 to support contract negotiations and the national immigrant rights movement. /
In Rhode Island, only 25 percent of workers in the hotel industry are unionized. In Boston, it’s more like 50 percent. But things are looking up from the perspective of UNITE HERE! Local 217. During the past three years, the union has progressed in its efforts to form partnerships with developers of hotels early in…

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