UNITE HERE! Local 217
UNITE HERE is a labor union that represents 270,000 working people across North America. Our members in the U.S. and Canada work in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, transportation, and airport industries.Our membership is diverse. We are predominantly women and people of color, and we hail from all corners of the planet. Together, we are building a movement to enable people of all backgrounds to achieve greater equality and opportunity.
UNITE HERE Local 217 is the union of hotel and food service workers in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Local 217 has represented workers in southern New England since 1902. We began in New Haven and then grew to include Hartford, Eastern Connecticut, Fairfield County (CT) and Rhode Island. The union has been able to grow because it is committed to organizing workers who have no union.
Local 217 members are cooks and bartenders, room attendants and custodians, waiters and waitresses, food service workers and casino and gaming workers. We work in school and university cafeterias, convention centers, airports and hotels.- See more at: http://www.unitehere217.org/about-217/#sthash.soHpY0DS.dpuf