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About UNITE HERE Local 8

UNITE HERE Local 8 represents 5,000 workers in the hospitality industries of Oregon and Washington State. Local 8 members work in hotels, restaurants, food service, and airport concessions and include housekeepers, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, food and beverage servers, bussers, and dishwashers. Through organising, UNITE HERE members are aiming to transform thousands of traditionally low-wage jobs into good, family-sustaining, middle-class jobs.

Articles by UNITE HERE Local 8

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Seattle fights hotel worker harassment with new law

Union members in Seattle are at the forefront of the fight for healthier and safer workplaces for women hotel workers.

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