Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Delegates from Service Workers United, Unite Here Local 2552, a local union affiliated with both the Service Employees International Union and Unite Here, took the floor of the Unite Here convention yesterday and introduced a resolution supporting binding arbitration as a means of resolving the ongoing Unite Here dispute (http://www.putworkersfirst.com/content/convention-day-1-roundup).

Unite Here's delegates, who were clearly instructed by their leadership to ignore any resolution introduced by SWU members regarding resolution of the conflict, rejected the resolution by voice vote after no discussion was raised on the floor of the convention hall.

For minute-by-minute coverage of the Unite Here convention in Chicago, please visit http://www.putworkersfirst.com/.