100,000 Food Service Members—And Growing!
UNITE HERE has been organizing waiters, waitresses, cooks, and bartenders since we first received our charter as the Hotel and Restaurant Employees International Alliance in 1891.
From fast food to high-end banquets, UNITE HERE members are changing food systems by advocating for real, sustainable, and fair food and creating better jobs for those who prepare and serve it.
Our members are food service workers in corporate cafeterias, airports, universities, public school districts, sports stadiums, event centers, amusement parks, cultural institutions, and national parks, as well as tens of thousands of restaurant workers inside hotels and casinos.
- Hospitality at halftime: Almost half of all major league teams of the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL have UNITE HERE members working in their stadium. Your beer man might also be a union man or woman!
- We feed you when you fly: Through terminal concessions and in-flight catering, UNITE HERE members feed travelers in more than 75 of the largest airports in the U.S. and Canada.
- Home cooking on campus: From community colleges to the Ivy League, students at more than 125 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada eat their meals thanks to UNITE HERE members in their dining halls.
- A national legacy: For 50 years, UNITE HERE members have served meals to hungry people working for the U.S. government, including at the Library of Congress, U.S. Capitol, State Department, and the FBI.