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Jun 22, 2016, 16:23 ET CEO of Zuffa LLC, dba UFC, has taken a new job with Red Rock Resorts, Inc., according to UNITE HERE

 Zuffa LLC, dba the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has denied reports that it has been sold.[i] But the company has not announced that...


Jun 09, 2016, 08:11 ET Polartec Workers Urge Patagonia to Purchase Company, Save Factory

Polartec workers and their supporters are urging Patagonia, a longtime partner of Polartec, to acquire the textile company and maintain its...


May 19, 2016, 09:47 ET UNITE HERE Values Zuffa LLC dba Ultimate Fighting Championship at $2.23 Billion

A new valuation report of Zuffa LLC, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has been released by UNITE HERE. The report...


May 13, 2016, 10:48 ET UNITE HERE's Culinary Union calls for worker retention as the Palms Casino is sold by its private-equity owners to Station Casinos

 The Culinary Union calls on TPG and Leonard Green Partners to ensure employee retention is a condition of the sale of the Palms Casino Resort...


Apr 25, 2016, 09:08 ET "Great Brands Think Twice": UNITE HERE look book exposes AIRMALL as a bad fit for JetBlue Terminal 5

In a publication released today, the UNITE HERE Airport Group highlighted myriad reasons why German-owned AIRMALL USA is a poor fit for New York's...


Apr 05, 2016, 10:40 ET Workers at Trump Las Vegas Are Officially Unionized

 The Culinary and Bartenders Union have been certified as the legal collective bargaining representatives of more than 500 workers at the Trump...


Mar 21, 2016, 10:25 ET UNITE HERE Union Members Take National Action Urging REI to Meet With Polartec Workers, Oppose Company's Plan to Shutter Lawrence, MA Textile Mill

 Last Wednesday, Polartec workers and their allies participated in a national mobilization at REI stores around the country, calling on REI to...


Feb 22, 2016, 13:03 ET Federal Officer Recommends Rejection of Trump Hotel's Challenges to Union Election Results

Last week, a federal officer issued a detailed report calling for Trump International Hotel Las Vegas's objections to a recent union election of...


Feb 11, 2016, 09:00 ET UNITE HERE: NY Elected Officials Speak Out in Opposition to Airport Developer AIRMALL USA

 In a letter released Monday, 13 of New York's elected officials and community groups expressed their concern over AIRMALL USA, a company...


Dec 15, 2015, 21:12 ET Trump Las Vegas Hotel Files Objections After Workers Vote to Join Union

 The Trump International Hotel Las Vegas has filed objections to a vote held by their employees, 9 days after a majority of workers at the...


Dec 07, 2015, 14:20 ET Trump Las Vegas Workers Vote "YES" to Join the Union in NLRB Election

 After two days of voting in a National Labor Relations Board election, a majority of workers at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas have...


Dec 01, 2015, 19:05 ET UNITE HERE's Culinary and Bartenders Unions Conclude Contract Negotiations with The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and the Bartenders Union Local 165 of UNITE HERE are pleased to announce that a new four-year contract with The...


Sep 11, 2015, 09:40 ET UNITE HERE calls on the American Heart Association to Limit Pharma's Influence

A UNITE HERE report [available at http://bit.ly/AHAcontributions] has uncovered that the American Heart Association (AHA), its leadership, and...


Aug 21, 2015, 06:00 ET UNITE HERE report asks, "Is the American Heart Association for Sale?"

A new UNITE HERE report [available at http://bit.ly/AHAcontributions] has uncovered that the American Heart Association (AHA) and its leadership...


Aug 06, 2015, 09:10 ET Teamsters and UNITE HERE Announce Initiative to Organize UFC Fighters

 Today, two of the largest unions in the "fight capital" of the world launched an initiative to organize MMA fighters in the Ultimate Fighting...


Aug 03, 2015, 15:16 ET UNITE HERE calls on US Senate to Prevent Secret Pharma Money

UNITE HERE sent letters this week to the Senate Committee on Health, asking Senators to put the brakes on a piece of legislation which would keep...


Jul 28, 2015, 06:00 ET Director of Nonprofit Commission on the Public's Health System "Appalled" by Findings of New UNITE HERE Report, "No Bon Pain"

 An analysis of some items on Au Bon Pain's nutrition menu (dated 6/23/15) in comparison to items on McDonald's (6/26/15) and Burger King's...


Jul 16, 2015, 09:03 ET UNITE HERE to deliver petitions calling for end of Big Pharma influence on Continuing Medical Education Activities

UNITE HERE will deliver thousands of petitions to the Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) board meeting in Chicago on July...


Jun 30, 2015, 08:07 ET UNITE HERE TRAVEL ADVISORY: Violations of Halal guidelines reported in Flying Food Group's LAX operations

 In spite of policies and training programs that establish rules for halal compliance, a number of disturbing violations of halal guidelines...


Jun 23, 2015, 09:00 ET UNITE HERE Launches National Program to End Big Pharma Influence on Continuing Medical Education Activities

UNITE HERE has launched a national program calling for an end to pharmaceutical influence on Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses. This...


Feb 05, 2015, 08:00 ET UNITE HERE: Feds to prosecute fast food chain Au Bon Pain for alleged coercion and discrimination against workers at Philadelphia International Airport.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel has issued a complaint against Au Bon Pain Corporation (ABP) for alleged violations of...


Jan 29, 2015, 11:25 ET Uninsured airline food workers hold protests nationwide

 Uninsured food service workers held protests today in cities that are home to the "Big Three" U.S. airline companies—United, American...


Jan 28, 2015, 10:30 ET UNITE HERE: Students across the country challenge fast food chain Au Bon Pain's response to labor organizing at Philadelphia Airport

 Today, student activists, including chapters of United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), are demanding meetings with Au Bon Pain outlet...


Dec 18, 2014, 09:00 ET UNITE HERE launches "No Bon Pain," a consumer education campaign

Today, UNITE HERE launched a campaign that compares the nutrition data for Au Bon Pain's products with Au Bon Pain's brand promise that it provides...


Jun 25, 2014, 06:00 ET UNITE HERE Convention focuses on growth, changing lives

In an economy deeply destabilized by income inequality, one North American union sees hope and growth in the years ahead. Delegates representing...