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UNITE-HERE Coalition

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UNITE HERE is a labor union with more than 450,000 active members in the United States and Canada, predominantly in the hotel, food service, apparel and textile manufacturing, laundry, warehouse, and casino gaming industries. The union was formed in 2004 by the merger of Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE) (formerly the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees) and Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) (Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union).

See also: Californians Against Unfair Deals

Political & Legal action

UNITE HERE has also been affiliated with various political causes, such as the anti-Iraq war and pro-immigration rights movements. On May 6th UNITE HERE sanctioned affiliation with a pro - immigration rally (which followed the "Day Without a Mexican" protest) in Malcolm X Park in Washington, DC. When the union was still UNITE!, It participated in protests against the Iraq war.

Current political action

The group is heavily sponsoring four (4) veto referenda in California to fight gaming compacts negotiated between four of the wealthiest tribes in southern California and Governor Schwarzenegger. It has contributed $3,000,000 to Californians Against Unfair Deals, one of the political organizations working to defeat the gaming compacts.

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