UNITE HERE Splinters, Some Hotel Workers Align With New Union

About 150,000 members of the hotel workers’ union UNITE HERE split off to form a new union, Workers United. The new union met last weekend for the first time in Philadelphia, and at that meeting voted to affiliate with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Most of the new Workers United members come from the “UNITE” side of UNITE HERE. That is, they were part of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees. UNITE and the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employ

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