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History of UNITE-HERE and Predecessor Unions

The Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union

A Selective Scholarly Bibliography


Aron, Betsy. "The Ecology of Trade Unionism in New England." Dissertation. Brandeis University, 1998.

Benz, Dorothee E. "It Takes a Village to Win a Union: A Case Study of Organizing Among Florida's Nursing Home Workers." Politics & Society 33.1 (2005): 123-152.

Budd, John W., and Paul K. Heinz. Union Representation Elections and Labor Law Reform: Lessons from the Minneapolis Hilton. Minneapolis, MN: Industrial Relations Center, University of Minnesota, 1994.

Cobble, Dorothy Sue. ""Practical Women": Waitress Unionists and the Controversies Over Gender Roles in the Food Service Industry, 1900-1980." Labor History 29.1 (1988): 5-31.

_____. "Organizing the Postindustrial Work Force: Lessons from the History of Waitress Unionism." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 44.3 (1991): 419-36.

_____. "Rethinking Troubled Relations between Women and Unions: Craft Unionism and Female Activism." Feminist Studies 16.3 (1990): 519-48.

Davison, Carole L. "Seattle's "Restaurant Maids": An Historic Context Document for Waitresses' Union, Local 240, 1900-1940" . Thesis (M. Urban Plan.) University of Washington, 1998.

Delton, Jennifer. "Labor, Politics, and African American Identity in Minneapolis, 1930-50." Minnesota History 57.8 (2001-02): 418-34.

Donahue, Neil. "Labor Organizing in the Global City: An Historical Case Study of Local 11 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union, Los Angeles, California." Thesis (M.A.) Temple University, 1998.

Fink, Leon and Greenberg, Brian. "Organizing Montefiore: Labor Militancy Meets a Progressive Health Care Empire." Health Care in America: Essays in Social History (1979): 226-244.

Fink, Leon. "Bread and Roses, Crusts and Thorns: The Troubled Story of 1199." Dissent 33.2 (1986): 179-188.

Hing, Alex. "Organizing Asian Pacific American Workers in the Afl-Cio: New Opportunities." Amerasia Journal 18.1 (1992): 141-8.

Hotel & Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union. Fifty Years of Progress. 1891. Golden Anniversary. 1941 A Brief History of our Union. 1941.

Jones, Scott Nathan. "The Reemerging Role of the Worker in the Labor Movement: An Exit-Voice Analysis of Local 34" . Thesis (B.A.) Drew University, 1988.

Josephson, Matthew. Union House, Union Bar: The History of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union, AFL-CIO. New York: Random House, 1956.

Jurkovic, Maria. "Picketing in Paradise: The Garment, Laundry, and Hotel Workers' Unions in 1950s Miami, Florida." Thesis (M.A.) Florida Atlantic University, 1995.

Ladd-Taylor, Molly. "Women Workers and the Yale Strike." Feminist Studies 11.3 (1985): 465-89.

Margolies, Ken. "Invisible No More: The Role of Training and Education in Increasing Union Activism of Chinese Home Care Workers in Local 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (UHE)." Labor Studies Journal 33.1 (2008): 81-92.

Michel, Gregg L. "Union Power, Soul Power: Unionizing Johns Hopkins University Hospital, 1959-1974." Labor History 38.1 (1997): 28-66.

Monson, Karl Limoseth. "The Collective Bargaining Activities of a Service Industry Trade Union in the State of Wisconsin : A Study of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union." Thesis (M.S.) University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1970.

Pritchett, Wendell E. "A Northern Civil Rights Movement: Community Race Relations in Brooklyn and the Beth-El Hospital Strike of 1962." Labor's Heritage 10.4 (1999): 4-23.

Reinecke, John E. A History of Local 5, Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union (AFL-CIO), Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu: Labor-Management Education Program, University of Hawaii, 1970.

_____. Local 5: Some Highlights in the History of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees' Union.

Rubin, Jay, and Michael J. Obermeier. Growth of a Union: The Life and Times of Edward Flore. New York: The Historical Union Association, Inc, 1943.

Showers, Lorena. Fifty Years in Alaska: A Union Member's Story: Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local Union 878. Anchorage, Alaska: Ken Wray's Printing, 1990.

Tufts, Steven. "'We Make It Work': The Cultural Transformation of Hotel Workers in the City." Antipode 38.2 (2006): 350-373.