UNITE HERE Local 75 to celebrate election of new Local leadership

With nearly 8,000 members, UNITE HERE Local 75 emerges from Trusteeship and union raiding as strongest, largest representative of hospitality workers in the GTA

TORONTO, April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UNITE HERE Local 75 invites media to join the Local and other Canadian labour leaders at a gala event on Wednesday, April 23, 2019 to celebrate the swearing-in of its newly elected leadership.

On March 29, 2019, hospitality workers with UNITE HERE Local 75 elected a new diverse leadership committee, marking the local’s transition out of a 14-month trusteeship and conclusion of attempted, unsuccessful raiding campaign by another union. UNITE HERE Local 75 experienced the highest voter turnout in its history and the new leaders were elected with a decisive 83 percent of the vote. UNITE HERE Local 75 will be joined by hundreds of members and fellow labour movement leaders to celebrate and honour this new era of a leadership that is truly representative of Local 75.

 What: UNITE HERE Local 75 Leadership Installation Gala Event 
 When: 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2019
 Where: Sheraton Centre Toronto,
  123 Queen Street West, Toronto ON
 Who: The following individuals will attend and speak at the installation:
  •  Nuredin Bulle, President, UNITE HERE Local 75
  •  Hassan Yussuff, President, Canadian Labour Congress
    John Cartwright, President, Toronto & York Region Labour Council

UNITE HERE Local 75 represents nearly 8,000 hospitality workers, including workers at 43 hotels, across the GTA and is part of the strongest hotel union in North America. UNITE HERE Local 75 celebrates its diversity as a union of immigrants, people of colour and women in the sector, leading the struggle for social justice in the local labour movement. 

Media Contact:
Ellie Ade Kur