Unite Here Local 26
By Steve Ahlquist on September 29, 2017
“Sometimes hotel housekeepers feel we are invisible even though we do hard, important work,” said housekeeper Raquel Cruz. “We’re so proud of our accomplishments both at work and with our new union agreement.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on June 9, 2017
Twin River Casino food and beverage workers walked out during the 4am shift change and began picketing as negotiations between management and the union stalled. About six minutes later, the strike seemed to be over.
By Steve Ahlquist on June 8, 2017
Banquet cook Diana Pena is a single mom with a one-year old son. Pena says she’s fighting for her benefits. As for healthcare, says Pena, “We deserve it… [but] I cannot even pay it. How am I going to pay my rent… I’m a single mom and it’s so, so, so hard…”
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By Steve Ahlquist on May 31, 2017
“I’m a single mother. For the last 16 months, doctors have been monitoring me for breast cancer. Twin River cuts our plan on January 1.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on May 17, 2017
“When working people or their family members get sick, they are forced to decide whether they can afford to lose a day’s pay to get the care they need. As the owner of a business where food is served, I don’t want my employees to have to be in that position. I also don’t want them to come in sick when they are handling food, and I know my customers don’t want that, either.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on February 17, 2017
“We are thrilled to win our union today,” said Pat Pashalain, a food service worker at Cranston West High School.
By Unite Here Local 26 on November 7, 2016
Marcia Ranglin-Vassell has made the $15 minimum wage a priority in her campaign. In sharp contrast her write-in opponent blocked Providence hotel workers from earning a minimum of $15.
By Steve Ahlquist on September 22, 2016
The Pawtucket School Lunch Workers reached an agreement Thursday afternoon in an effort to prevent a one day strike the school lunch workers had planned for Friday.