Workers at José Andrés’ latest D.C. restaurant, The Bazaar, won union recognition Friday from the chef’s restaurant group. The workers will join UNITE HERE Local 25, a union known for representing local hotel workers. The Bazaar is located inside the Waldorf Astoria hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, where Local 25 already represents the other workers of the hotel.
"I am thrilled that management recognized our union and so excited about what’s to come," Bazaar busser Evelyn Perez said in a statement. "This sends a message not just to my co-workers, but restaurant workers across the D.C. area that we all deserve the dignity, respect, and stable careers that come with a union." Read more »
Fairfax Connector union calls on Fairfax County Supervisor to support workers during contract talks
On January 31, ATU Local 689, the union representing Fairfax Connector workers, held a rally and picketed outside the Fairfax County offices calling on Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Jeff McKaystand with workers during the union's protracted contract talks with Transdev. “It is beyond frustrating and disappointing that Chair McKay has not expressed any public support for our members during the contract negotiations, nor has he taken any to help the two sides reach a deal on a new contract," said Local 689 President Raymond Jackson. Read more »
Evening with Labor 2024
Do you know an outstanding individual or organization in the labor movement who went above and beyond last year? Nominations are now open for the 2024 Evening with Labor Awards! Nominate someone for this year's awards: