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City-wide negotiations conclude between DC-area hotels and UNITE HERE Local 25

January 2005

Just in advance of an Inauguration Day strike deadline, lengthy negotiations resulted in a new city-wide contract between the Washington, DC hotel workers union (UNITE HERE Local 25) and the city’s largest hotels.

The Union achieved substantial gains for Washington’s hotel workers – including significant wage increases, preservation of fully employer-paid health coverage, and ground-breaking contract language in the areas of immigrant rights, workload protection and effective union representation. Bredhoff & Kaiser PLLC, longstanding counsel to Local 25, advised the union throughout the negotiations.