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On the 12th anniversary of September 11, 2001, UNITE HERE remembers all those who lost their lives on that tragic day. We hold especially close the memory of our 43 sisters and brothers from UNITE HERE Local 100 who died while working at Windows on the World, a restaurant located at the top of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. 

In memory of our fallen brothers and sisters at Windows on the World.

Short and Strong

Short and Strong

Cortos Y Fuertes is a contest sponsored by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and UNITE HERE, the union of hotel and food service workers. The mission is to encourage young people across the country to share stories of immigrants in their lives. America was built on the hard work and ambition of immigrants, and Cortos Y Fuertes wants you to capture that ambition on video by telling your story.

Participants are tasked with creating videos that tell the story of your family, dreams and pride using handheld video cameras, smart phones, and whatever other equipment and software you own or have permission to use. We encourage you to investigate issues in your communities, within the boundaries of the law.

As our country is poised on the brink of moving forward on a path to citizenship for America’s eleven million undocumented immigrants, The CORTOS Y FUERTES / SHORT & STRONG student film competition will add the voices of young people, at their creative best, to this national dialogue.

These short student films will tell the stories of immigrants.

Stories of family, pride, hard work and dreams.

We welcome your voice, your film. CORTOS Y FUERTES / SHORT & STRONG is sponsored by labor unions — the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and UNITE HERE – in collaboration with distinguished social justice activists and luminaries in the entertainment industry.

Submissions are due by September 20, 2013! More info here:

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington,  the AFL-CIO and Union Plus have established a scholarship fund for union members and their spouses, children, and grandchildren.  The Dreams of Jobs and Freedom Scholarships are available for the 2013-14 academic year, and applications are due by July 1.  For more information and application materials, go here.


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