Our UNITE HERE sister union Local 610 represents 2,000 workers in four hotels in Puerto Rico, two of which have been shut down permanently after Hurricane Maria. In the wake of this devastation, our international has negotiated with the hotels to house displaced workers and their families while they rebuild.

UNITE HERE has raised over $1.25 million and have worked out an arrangement with Banco Popular so that each member can have receive a relief check of $1,000 and cash it immediately to access the basic supplies their families need. Going forward, locals across North America are pushing their employers to open their doors and hire members of Local 610 who are looking to relocate.

We’re proud that the Local 34 Executive Board voted to contribute funds to aid our UNITE HERE union sisters and brothers in Puerto Rico as they rebuild.

If you would like to contribute to the relief efforts, you can donate online here: https://www.gofundme.com/new-haven-for-puerto-rico or make a contribution to UNITE HERE’s relief efforts by clicking here: unitehere.org/relief.

You can also add to Local 34’s contribution by contacting your organizer or bringing your donation to the union office at 425 College Street.