Why Join the Union?

UNITE HERE members win more than just money and benefits. Here are some other ways UNITE HERE members win positive change through union contracts.

Your Rights

Protection against discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity

Your Immigration Status

  • The right to keep your job if your work authorization changes
  • Paid day off for your citizenship ceremony
  • Legal assistance

Your Tips

  • Tip protection and transparency in tip pools
  • Tipped workers can earn premium pay for time off—not just the hourly wage

Your Commute

  • Transit and parking benefits

Your Well-Being

  • Comprehensive health care
  • Paid time off for a yearly wellness visit with your doctor
  • Reasonable workloads
  • Comfortable high heels for servers

Your Time

  • Consistent scheduling

  • Paid breaks, holidays, and sick time
  • Earned paid vacation
  • Minimum shift lengths and hours per week
  • Advance notice of shift changes

Your Future

  • Guaranteed raises
  • Keep your job when a new company takes over
  • Tuition assistance
  • Career training