Our Union


UNITE HERE Local 25, (Local 25 for short), is the union of hotel workers in the Washington metropolitan area.

Our union represents over 6,500 non-managerial employees working in all hotel departments, including: housekeeping, public space, dining room, banquet, room service, kitchen, stewarding, bar, mini-bar, front desk, reservations, PBX, bell and door services, concierge, night auditing, laundry, valet, maintenance, night cleaning, health spas, purchasing and receiving, and storeroom.

More than 30 hotels and other related businesses employ our members and are under contract to our union. This accounts for many of the major properties in the hotel industry within Washington, DC and its suburbs.

The membership of our union is united and militant, but also incredibly diverse. Members come from many nations and backgrounds and speak over 20 languages. The workers represented by our union enjoy one of the best union contracts for hotel workers in the world, guaranteeing excellent wages, benefits, working conditions, and standards of fair treatment.


Labor unions are the most important progressive and grassroots organizations in the United States. Unlike many other nonprofits, unions are controlled and funded entirely by the constituency they serve – the working people who make up their membership. Every day, unions are on the front lines of the real fight for democracy and justice.

Read more about our proud history HERE.