$19 An Hour Minimum Wage Victory For Airport Workers!

Victory for airport workers in New Jersey and New York! On September 27th the Port Authority announced the approval of their $19 minimum wage policy for airport workers, including airline catering workers. Workers earning the minimum wage at Newark Airport will receive a $2.00 wage increase beginning November 1, 2018 and an additional $3.15 on September 1, 2019. This will be a gradual wage increase for workers in Newark, JFK, and LaGuardia that will reach $19 in 2023.

UNITE HERE Remembers and Honors those Lost on September 11

On the 17th 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.”

Immigration Clinic

UNTIE HERE Local 100 will be hosting a citizenship clinic on Monday, September 10th at 135-27 Lefferts Blvd S. Ozone Park, NY 11420 and Monday, September 24th at 275 7th Ave, 16th Fl.New York, NY 10001. We encourage any members seeking legal advice to attend this free program.

2018 Workers Conference

On Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th UNITE HERE Local 100 will be hosting our 2018 Workers Conference dedicated toward building unity and strengthening the power of the Union through new internal organizing committees and our Local 100 political program. If you are interested in attending please contact Maria Jose at 917-561-7504.

Liberty and Justice for All Rally

In recent months, the Trump administration’s inhumane policy of detaining and separating families seeking asylum in our country has ripped thousands of immigrant children away from their parents and forced them into cages. On Wednesday, August 15th union members from the private sector, public sector, and building trades held a mass demonstration together with faith and community allies to express our outrage and call on the Trump administration to free the children and put an end to family detention. The largest labor-led demonstration on immigration in the nation, “Labor United to Free the Children” will show the power of a united, mobilized labor movement insisting with one voice on liberty and justice for all. On August 15th, the labor movement went to Philadelphia to take a stand to free the children, return them to their loved ones, and end family detention.

Member Help Desk

NEW program starting August 1st. Our Member Help Desk will be open Monday- Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This new program will ensure that all members’ calls are answered. Call 917-746-4907 with any questions.