Democratic candidates in key battleground states benefited from a massive ground game by UNITE HERE, the hotel and hospitality workers union, which knocked 2.7 million doors in Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Georgia (where it’s still going for the Senate runoff). But in Philadelphia, the canvassers didn’t just talk to people about the elections—they offered opportunities to train for union jobs.
“Members of the Unite Here Philadelphia campaign passed along information about the labor union’s hospitality worker training program—which offers the guarantee of placement in a union job—before even discussing the election with potential voters,” Rebecca Rainey reported at Bloomberg Law. “Since March, they have placed 99 workers in union jobs as part of the effort in Philadelphia, according to the union.”
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