Unite Here rep explains why the union is campaigning for the Employee Free Choice Act

Ginny Coughlin

Global Strategies Director for Unite Here. Unite Here represents two merged unions. UNITE (formerly the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees) and HERE (Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union) merged on July 8, 2004 forming UNITE HERE. The union represents more than 450,000 active members and more than 400,000 retirees throughout North America.