General Membership                        Reuniones de la     

 Meetings                                               Membrecia               

Tuesday                                                 Martes    

October 27, 2015                                 27 de octubre de 2015

9:30 am                                                   9:30 am          

3:30 pm                                                   3:30 pm

5:00 pm                                                   5:00 pm

At the Local 100 Office                       en la Oficina de Local 100

275 7th Ave. 16th Floor                       275 7th Ave. Piso 16

(Between 25th and 26th St)              (Entre las calles 25 y 26)

New York, NY 10001                            New York, NY 10001

Please make every effort to attend!                                       Favor de asistir; es muy importante su                                                                                                           participacion!         



Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Pope Francis has captured the imagination of the whole world. He has certainly been a source of excitement for Roman Catholics. But he is more than just a religious leader. He is one of those “great souls” that transcends religion and nationality. He speaks of the dignity of every human person, and he reminds us that all of us in this world are connected to each other. He is a voice for people from every corner of the world, for people of faith and people of no faith, for immigrants, for workers, for all those in the world who suffer from a global economy that excludes and devalues millions of people. I believe he speaks to all of us at UNITE HERE and to our relationships and our values.

Recently in Bolivia Pope Francis said, “The future of humanity does not lie solely in the hands of great leaders, the great powers and the elites. It is fundamentally in the hands of people and their ability to organize.”  (Sta, Cruz, Bolivia, 2015) Isn’t this at the very heart of our union’s belief? He said on another occasion, “Solidarity, this is a word that frightens the developed world. People try to avoid saying it. Solidarity to them is almost a bad word. But it is our word.”  (Rome, 2013) Isn’t he right on with that? Solidarity is our word.

And it’s not only what he says. Look at what he does. Pope Francis made the whole world pay attention to the plight of immigrants when he went to Lampedusa, an island in the Mediterranean near where thousands of immigrants have lost their lives seeking freedom and a chance to provide for their families. Another of his early visits was to a prison, reminding us of the high price of incarceration. On that same visit he washed the feet of prisoners, including men and women, Christians and non-Christians. He has visited with workers, with students, with families. Recently he greeted a Lesbian couple and extended his hands in blessing over them.  These are our people. These are the people our union is committed to support and defend.  He cares about the things we care about.

Many solidarity events, of course, are planned for Washington, New York and Philadelphia. But also across the country in many cities from September 23-25 there will be vigils of union workers, immigration advocates, environmental advocates, civic, community, and interfaith partners. These gatherings are an opportunity for UNITE HERE members to celebrate our values and show our support for Pope Francis.

I encourage you to join in local vigils and other gatherings. Check with your local advocacy partners to see what is already planned.  I encourage those who can to participate in any way you can in the events in Washington, New York and Philadelphia. I hope UNITE HERE will show Pope Francis he has friends and allies here in America.  Let’s stand in solidarity with Pope Francis and as he urges us, let us “never tire of working for a more just world.” (Brasil, 2013)

In Solidarity,

President D. Taylor


UNITE HERE Remembers and Honors those Lost on September 11

September 11, 2015

commemOn the 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001, UNITE HERE remembers all those who lost their lives on that tragic day. We hold especially close the memory of our 43 sisters and brothers from UNITE HERE Local 100 who died while working at Windows on the World, a restaurant located at the top of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

In memory of our fallen brothers and sisters at Windows on the World:

  • Sophia Buruwa Addo
  • Shabbir Ahmed
  • Antonio J. Alvarez
  • Telmo Alvear
  • Manuel O. Asitimbay
  • Samuel Ayala
  • Ivhan Luis Carpio Bautista
  • Jesus Cabezas
  • Manuel Gregorio Chavez
  • Mohammed S. Chowdhury
  • Jose De Pena
  • Nancy Diaz
  • Henry Fernandez
  • Lucille Virgen Francis
  • Enrique A. Gomez
  • Jose B. Gomez
  • Wilder Gomez
  • Ysidro Hidalgo Tejada
  • John Holland
  • Francois Jean-Pierre
  • Eliezer Jimenez Jr.
  • Abdoulaye Kone
  • Victor Kwarkye
  • Jeffrey Latouche
  • Lebardo Lopez
  • Jan Maciejewski
  • Manuel Mejia
  • Antonio Melendez
  • Nana Akwasi Minkah
  • Martin Morales
  • Blanca Morocho
  • Jerome Nedd
  • Juan Nieves Jr.
  • Jose R. Nunez
  • Isidro Ottenwalder
  • Jesus Ovalles
  • Victor Paz Gutierrez
  • Alejo Perez
  • Moises Rivas
  • David B. Rodriguez Vargas
  • Gilbert Ruiz
  • Juan Salas
  • Abdoul Karim Traore

The families and coworkers of those mostly immigrant workers talk about their loss, their dreams, and their challenges in the movie “Windows.”

Free Citizenship Application Assistance

Free Waiver (If qualify) Please bring your income tax and any public assistance documents. Free color photographs.

Become a U.S. Citizen

  •  Come and receive free assistance to apply for United States citizenship.
  • Get help completing your application.
  • Free immigration law advice from our partner immigration lawyer on site.
  • Lawyers and volunteers will assist you in completing your N-400 form.

DATE: Sunday, September 20th, 2015

TIME: 12:00-4:00pm

 LOCATION: 305 West 44th St. (8th Avenue)( Take Train: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to 42nd Times Square.)

 For more information please contact your organizer.

Citizenship Basic Eligibility:

 Are you at least 18 years old?                

 Are you married?  If so, Have you had your green card for at least 3 Years?  If not, have you had your green card for at least 5 years?                                            

 Have you resided in the states or a district for at least 3 months?                

Do you speak, read, or write English?               

 Do you know any person that might be eligible for citizenship?                          

 Please bring the following:

  • 2 photocopies of both sides of your permanent resident card (green card).
  • Information for your application about your address, work, and travel history.
  • A money order or check of $680 for application (if 75 or older, only $595) (This is the Immigration Department fee) If you can’t pay Sunday, you should still come to the workshop for application assistance.
  • If currently married: Please bring spouse’s name, date of birth, Social Security number, current address, date of marriage, “A” number and the date and place of naturalization (if your spouse naturalized)
  • Information about all your prior marriages and about all of your current spouse’s prior marriages, including date of marriage, date the marriage ended, and how marriage ended (copy of divorce/ death/annulment papers)
  • If you have been arrested: Bring ALL arrest and court documents, even if charges were dropped. If you don’t have yet or don’t know where to get these documents you should still come to the workshop or come for legal consultation.

Asistencia Gratis de Solicitud de Ciudadanía

Aplicación gratis (Si califica).  Favor de  traer sus impuestos y cualquier documento de asistencia   publica  del gobierno. Las fotos serán gratuitas.

Hágase  Ciudadano de Estados Unidos

  • Venga a recibir asistencia gratuita para solicitar la ciudadanía estadounidense.
  • Obtenga ayuda para completar su solicitud.
  • Asesoramiento de ley de inmigración  gratis por  nuestro abogado de inmigración y  socios en el lugar.
  • Los abogados y  voluntarios le ayudarán a completar su formulario N-400.

FECHA: Domingo, 20 de septiembre  de 2015

HORA: 12: 00 pm -4: 00 pm

Lugar:305 West 44th St. (8th Avenue)

(Tomar Tren: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 y 42 a Times Square).

Para obtener más información,  contacte a su  organizador.

Requisitos básicos de elegibilidad:

¿Tiene al menos 18 años de edad?

¿Está casado?

Si es así, ¿Ha tenido su tarjeta de residencia por  al menos 3 años?

Si no es así, ¿ha tenido su tarjeta de residencia durante al menos 5 años?

Ha residido en los Estados Unidos o un distrito por al menos 3 meses?

¿Habla, lee, o escribe inglés?

Sabe usted de cualquier persona que pueda ser elegible para la ciudadanía?

Favor de traer lo siguiente:

  • 2 fotocopias de ambos lados de su tarjeta de residencia permanente.
  • Información para su aplicación sobre su dirección, el trabajo y la historia de sus viajes.
  • Un giro postal o cheque de $680 para la aplicación (si tiene 75 años o más, sólo paga $595) (Esta es la tarifa Departamento de Inmigración) Si usted no puede pagar el dia domingo, todavía pueden venir al taller para la asistencia de aplicaciones.
  • Si está casado actualmente: Favor de traer el nombre del cónyuge, fecha de nacimiento, número de Seguro Social, dirección actual, fecha del matrimonio, “A” número y la fecha y lugar de naturalización
  • Información sobre todos sus matrimonios anteriores sobre todos los de su cónyuge actual, incluyendo la fecha del matrimonio, fecha en que el matrimonio terminó, y como el matrimonio terminó (copia de los papeles de divorcio / fallecimiento/ anulación)
  • Si usted ha sido arrestado: Traiga TODOS los documentos del arresto y de la corte, aunque hayan sido retirados los cargos. Si usted no tiene todavía o no sabe dónde conseguir estos documentos aún debe venir al taller o venir a  la consulta legal.













Our Airport team in New Jersey just won another Victory!!! for Local 100 at Newark Airport. On July 30th, 2015 Commissioner Pat Hard verified that a very solid majority of workers selected our Union.

Organizer Jasmine Vendredi worked hard with 2 OBB students, Sarah and Gabriel and member of Local 100 Christina from Hudson Group, currently on a leave of absence.

This campaign presented a lot of opportunities to other rank n file members who were part of  a 2 day blitz mostly in the field, in a classroom training  with other organizers that led to this important Campaign Victory.

Congratulations to the 75 new members!!!


The Local 100 Election of Officers was held on Wednesday, May 20th. President Bill Granfield was re-elected. Secretary-Treasurer Jose Maldonado who ran unopposed holds his position as Secretary- Treasurer of Local 100. Michael Garabito from Patina @ Met Opera was elected as a new Trustee. The following Trustees, who ran unopposed; hold their positions as well: Hamdy Elamrousy from Gallagher’s Steak House and Eduardo Scarlett from Convene.

The following were elected as new members of the Executive Board:

Ray Bellaran- Legends @ Prudential and Delaware North @ Met Life Stadium
Richard Brown- Barclays Center
Michael Perez – Compass R.A. @ N.Y. Times,
Antwain Harvey – HMS Host at Newark Airport
Cynthia Patterson- Montclair State
Francisco Espinal- SSP Terminal 4 @ JFK

The following were re-elected as Executive Board members:

Timothy Cremin- Westchester Hills Golf Club
Andrew Larrier- Madison Square Garden
John Papaliberios- 21 Club
Betty Montano- Aramark @ Bank of NY
Juan Concepción- Compass @ Credit Suisse
Jose Massone-Yankee Stadium
Gloria Harris – Aramark @ CBS
Emilio Pina – Culinart @ Con Edison
Rafael Lugo- Aramark @ New York Life
Evelyn Ponce – Compass @ Pfizer

All of the above members are elected for a three year term.