Every 5 years, UNITE HERE locals from all over the U.S.A. and Canada come together for our IU Delegate Convention. 20 delegates represented Local 5 and showed Boston the aloha spirit.
The Convention’s theme, “Changing 50,000 More Lives,” was reflected in a program filled with videos, speeches, and more that highlighted how being a union has positively impacted people’s lives. The program included a parade of new organized workers, an action outside Harvard’s Doubletree Hotel under boycott, updates from around the world, photo and story contests, musical performances, and much more.
Guest speakers included (in order of appearance): Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, LIUANA President Terry O’Sullivan, DeMaurice Smith of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Maria Elena Durazo, Reverend Scott Marks, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Senator Elizabeth Warren,
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