Long Beach Training – The Living Wage Campaign

I was very honored to go to Long Beach with some of the other San Antonio folks to learn about what Local 11 was doing in their multiple campaigns going on at the time. We started very early in the morning in San Antonio, landing at LAX by early afternoon. From there, it was non-stop […]

Northern California to Arizona Freedom Ride

Hello, my name is Justin and I would like to tell you about my second trip to Arizona to help register voters as part of the Adios Arpaio campaign. The decision to drive a van of twelve people fourteen hours each way to register voters was an easy one to make. The struggle for Immigrant […]

HEI Boycott Campaign in San Diego

My time this summer organizing with HEI hotel workers transformed the way I view meaningful activism. My time in San Diego was a key part of this.  Dozens of HEI worker leaders from across the country gathered with 12 summer organizers for two days of actions and inspirational meetings. We saw management avoid us when […]

Ready for the Fight for Food Justice

Working with the food service workers from DC universities in Local 23 has been a great experience! Being a student at American University, I’ve loved being able to work with the workers from my university and 4 other surrounding schools. It’s been really powerful seeing workers and students come together. One of the schools we’re […]

Freedom to Work Action in the Indianapolis City-County Council

My name is Lucas. I am a student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and have volunteered for over a year with our union. I chose to be a part of OBB this summer because I want to become a better organizer and because, as a person with cerebral palsy, every day I face some […]

Rhode Island Political Accountability Delegation

Only July 10th, 2012, over one hundred workers and community members came out from across Rhode Island to speak with politicians inside the Local 217 office in Providence. People spoke up in favor of fair wages, job security, health care, and creating a stable economy for working people. The conversation then turned to the Twin […]

Arrested When You Least Expect It

Hi, my name is Dani and I am an OBB intern at Local 2 in San Francisco. This summer I have been helping Unite Here and the workers at the HEI-operated Le Meridien Hotel.  Through meeting with workers I have learned about the differences between unionized and non-union hotels, and what it is like to […]

Oakland Airport Delegation

3 weeks ago, non-union food service workers from the Oakland Airport collectively delegated their bosses and demanded a fair process to decide whether they want union representation. Watching these workers whom I’ve grown to know and admire has been such an experience for me. Workers at concessions such as Subway, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, See’s Candies, and […]

Occupy Monterey

I’m Erika, a student at California State University Monterey Bay and an Intern at Local 483 in Monterey. There are currently many fights our local area is immersed in, and in the middle  of it there are days when we feel the need to engage in communal settings where we come together for broader discussions of […]

Pride Day in Seattle

Pride this year exceeded the expectations set by previous years. The Local 8 staff came together on a rainy Saturday to put together a fabulous float for the parade on Sunday. The float was filled with balloons, streamers, union members in hotel worker costumes, and of course a bed fulfilling the ‘Sleep with the Right […]