The 2023 Mayoralty election will be the largest by-election in Canadian history. The stakes are high. We need to elect a Mayor who understands the unprecedented challenges ahead of us as a City from the affordability crisis, safe and reliable TTC service, to championing good, stable jobs with decent wages. UNITE HERE Local 75 has proudly endorsed Ana Bailao for Mayor of Toronto.
Ana’s roots in labour are cemented with her father being a construction worker, and her mother working as a seamstress when they first immigrated to Canada. Ana herself cleaned offices every day with her mother after school for 2 years.
A former Councillor for 12 years, Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Affordable Housing + Planning and Growth Committee, she has been our ally on numerous fronts including:
– advocating for workforce housing;
– supporting strong and fair regulations for short-term rentals like Airbnb;
– considering the impacts of hotel redevelopment on displaced workers.
Ana shares our vision to continue to raise the standard of living for hospitality workers by supporting responsible development which can provide economic stability with jobs one can raise a family on, and jobs one can build a community around
Vote Ana Bailao, #11 on the Ballot! Vote in advance!
You can vote at ANY one of the 50 advance vote locations in the city between June 8-13.
Find a voting location: https://www.uniteherelocal75.org/advance-voting-starts-this-week/
As the largest hospitality union representing over 7000 hotel, food service, and gaming workers in Toronto, UNITE HERE Local 75 is proud to endorse Ana Bailao for Mayor of Toronto.
Ana has always supported our efforts to build good jobs in the hospitality industry – jobs that include fair wages, decent benefits, workload protection, job security, and dignity at work.
Amongst other initiatives, given the number of redevelopment proposals at hotels across the city, she pushed for a study to assess the impacts of diminishing hotel room supply in relation to the loss of good jobs and the workforce. She also worked with us to develop strong and fair regulations for short-term rentals like Airbnb to protect Toronto’s rental housing market and fight against unregulated ghost hotels which add to the pressure to convert hotels to condos.
Ana shares our vision to continue to raise the standard of living for hospitality workers by supporting responsible development which can provide economic stability with jobs one can raise a family on, and jobs one can build a community around.
President, UNITE HERE Local 75
Last weekend, Local 75 ran a canvassing blitz for Toronto City Council candidates Chris Moise and Ausma Malik. Toronto needs strong, progressive city councillors like Ausma and Chris!
Amendments to the Local 75 Bylaws as proposed by the Local 75 Executive Board on October 6, 2022 and laid out at our most recent GMM will be voted on at our next General Membership Meeting on January 10, 2023.
The Proposed amendments include:
- Include the feminine pronoun and/or gender-neutral pronouns such as they/them wherever a masculine pronoun occurs
- Holding the election of officers every five years instead of every four years
For a complete listing of the proposed amendments and of our current bylaws, click the links below:
If you have any questions, please speak with your Local 75 representative, your Executive Board representative, or contact us at [email protected] or 416-384-0983
Come out and celebrate our first in-person Labour Day parade since the pandemic! This year, Local 75 is leading the parade. If you have any questions, be sure to check with your organizer for details, participation is free.
Monday Sept 5th, 8AM sharp!
We’ll be on the corner of Queen St. and University Avenue. See you there!