Quick Hit Aricka Flowers Friday September 28th, 2012, 6:55pm

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.

The three-minute clip also describes how one UNITE HERE member felt after meeting President Obama during one of his two visits to the Congress Hotel picket line, which were in 2005 and 2007. This past June, the UNITE HERE Congress Hotel strike went into its ninth year, which the union says is the longest in U.S. history.

Take a look at the video:


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