UNITE HERE Local 5 Statement


UNITE HERE Local 5 believes all people should have quality health care and the right to control their own bodies. The recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade is an attack on working people and the first in a likely series of decisions intended to bolster the power of the few to the detriment of the many. For Local 5, access to abortion is about workers having control over our personal and economic futures. And it matters to all of us as workers and union members because when they attack one of us, they attack all of us. We make this statement with a deep respect for persons of all faiths and a deep respect for the blessing of life.

For Local 5, reproductive freedom is one of many rights inherent to the dignity of the working class that also includes quality healthcare, access to a good education, a voice on the job, living wages, affordable and safe homes, and time off to enjoy our lives. We know the only way we can win these things is if we stand up for one another and remain united.

In this November’s election we, as workers, face both a threat and an opportunity. In response, our Union will make thousands of calls and visits to voters in swing states like Arizona and Nevada. To take an active part in this effort to protect our democracy and to defend ourselves against decisions like Dobbs, contact Local 5 and consider joining our ranks in this vital work.