UNITE HERE’s diverse membership includes many recent immigrants and a high proportion of women, representing workers in hotels, restaurants, racetracks and casinos, laundry and food service companies, airport concessions and apparel, textile and general manufacturing and distribution centers. Currently, UNITE HERE represents over 100,000 hotel workers in most major hotel corporations across North America.
UNITE HERE traces its history back over one hundred years in North America and boasts a diverse, majority female membership. UNITE (formerly the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees) and HERE (Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union) merged on July 8, 2004 to form UNITE HERE.
UNITE HERE Local 75 (and its predecessor locals) have represented hospitality workers in Toronto and south-central Ontario since the 1890s.