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by Aricka Flowers
6:55pm
Fri Sep 28, 2012

UNITE HERE Local 1 Members See Obama As Source of Inspiration (VIDEO)

As election day nears, members of UNITE HERE Local 1 were asked about what they thought of President Barack Obama and the job he has done thus far. A recurrent theme of seeing the President as a source of inspiration ran through many of their responses and was the catalyst for a new video released by the union this week.

The video touches on how Obama administration policies have assisted in helping students pay for college as well as the racial impact of Obama being elected president.

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by Brandon Campbell
1:19pm
Mon Jun 18, 2012

Congress Hotel Workers Strike Enters Ninth Year (VIDEO)

On Friday, outside the front doors of the Congress Plaza Hotel, a group of striking hotel workers were joined by hundreds of supporters marching in a noisy picket line to mark the ninth anniversary of the nation's longest-running strike.

Megaphone-enhanced shouts of "No Contract, No Peace" were nearly drowned out by the clickety-clack of plastic noisemakers as members of UniteHere! Local 1 continued on their 3,288th day of protesting a lack of wage and benefit increases for the hotel's staff.