1. Unbeknownst to the EC, Unite Here has been approaching employee s pre/post work shifts at your hotel (legally just off your property on public property).
2. UNITE (formerly the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees) and HERE (Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union) merged on July 8, 2004 forming UNITE HERE. The union represents more than 450,000 active members and more than 400,000 retirees throughout North America. UNITE HERE boasts a diverse membership, comprised largely of immigrants and including high percentages of African-American, Latino, and Asian-American workers. The majority of UNITE HERE members are women.
a. Discuss with your group:
i. What is your initial response to this?
ii. What are the implications of union presence on property?
iii. What is your game plan to protect employees, management and future business interests?
b. Develop a response for and send a memo to:
i. The appropriate hotel employee(s)