Entries by Local2850

Local 2850 Endorsements – November 2016

We’ve all heard a lot about the presidential election – but there are crucial races here in our own cities. Here are Local 2850’s endorsements for candidates and ballot measures that will protect good jobs and affordable housing in the Bay Area. Oakland At large: Rebecca KaplanDistrict 1: Dan Kalb District 3: Lynnette McElhaney District […]

San Pablo Casino negotiations: 11/30/15

San Pablo Lytton Casino UNION CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS! Topics will include: Raises and Health Insurance Monday November 30, 12:00 noon Casino Building 101 Graton Casino Resort workers in Sonoma just won a great new contract with UNITE HERE! Highlights of their contract include: *Healthcare: Single $0,   Single plus 1  $ 20,  Family  $40 *Graton Casino […]

Important Announcement for Oakland Marriott Workers

Dear Union Member: As of midnight, April 30th, Interstate-Rim Management Company, LLC (“Interstate-Rim”) will no longer be manager of the Marriott Oakland.  Consequently, your employment with Interstate-Rim will end at 11:59 PM April 30, 2015.  In the event these dates change we will advise you. The current owners in consultation with your union, UNITE HERE […]

Oakland Airport Restaurant Workers Declare Victory!

After a two-year struggle, nearly 200 restaurant workers at the Oakland Airport are celebrating their new union contract – which provides for raises, affordable family health care, and job security. The workers struck in August 2013 to protest unfair labor practices by their employer, Host International, which included regressive proposals to freeze wages and slash […]

Press-Democrat: Graton casino workers vote to join union

Employees with the Graton Resort & Casino have voted to unionize, a move that adds the Rohnert Park tribal gaming destination to the widening trend of union representation of casino workers nationwide. The vote by Graton casino employees sets in motion collective bargaining for a new contract with the casino, which opened in November. Union […]

Press-Democrat: Graton casino workers voting on union

Larry Smith gave a cheer as he signed his union card Tuesday in a conference room at the Graton Resort and Casino. Smith, who has worked as a porter in the maintenance department since the casino opened just outside of Rohnert Park in November, said unionizing will result in labor practices that are more equitable. […]