Workers at Courtyard by Marriott say Union Yes to join UFCW Local 175

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August 1, 2022

On June 8, 2022, UFCW Locals 175 & 633 welcomed 25 new full-time members at the Courtyard by Marriott in Vaughan.

Workers at this hotel had attempted to unionize twice in the past, and had been unsuccessful. But over the last few years, workers at the hotel felt more and more like they were not being treated fairly. After enduring difficult working conditions and increased workloads for some time, the Courtyard by Marriott employees contacted our Union and were successful in winning their certification vote.

These workers have various roles at the Courtyard Marriott such as housekeeping, servers, maintenance, cooks, and laundry attendants. The new members are looking forward to their first contract and seeing how the power of solidarity can help them achieve a great collective agreement.

“Workers in the hotel industry have been through many ups and downs in the last few years,” said Local 175 President Shawn Haggerty. “The uncertainty they have faced has been difficult. As Union members they can now work toward ensuring better job security, competitive wages, and better working conditions.”

Welcome to your Union!

UFCW Locals 175 & 633 represents workers in the hospitality industry at many hotels across the province. Find out what kinds of things hospitality workers bargain for by checking out successful ratifications in that industry here.

Some of the hotels our members work at also offer discounted rates to Members of UFCW Locals 175 & 633. Visit the Membership Discounts & Services page to learn more about savings available to you as a member of the Union.

Read more stories of workers who celebrated organizing victories and joined UFCW Local 175!

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