Fighting for Real Jobs, Social Justice and Sustainable Communities
From Texas to D.C., Building Progressive Alliances
From collaborating with partners in the progressive movement for the rights of immigrant workers, joining with food justice and sustainability organizations on campaigns in Washington DC, to supporting LGBTQ rights, Local 23 is part of a broad-based movement for social and environmental justice.
Growth and Power
Local 23 was founded in September 2009 to represent approximately 4,000 UNITE HERE airport workers in 10 cities across the country. Over the past few years workers have organized with Local 23, growing the membership to approximately 16,000 workers dedicated to improving their lives, their communities and their workplaces. From food service workers at universities and museums, to airport concessions, hotel and parking attendants, Local 23 members are active in DC, Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbus, Indianapolis, Denver, and in Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, and New Mexico.