NEW YORK — Bruce Raynor and supporters from breakaway union Workers United took to the streets in front of UNITE HERE’s Seventh Avenue headquarters on Wednesday, vowing to fight to keep the building in the hands of garment industry workers and industry retirees.
The building has become a focal point in the ongoing legal battle between Raynor, the suspended general president of UNITE HERE, and John Wilhelm, president of the union’s hospitality division. The Union of Needletrades, Industrial & Textile Employees, or UNITE, and the Hospitality Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union, or HERE, merged in 2004. Disputes over how union finances have been handled have led to lawsuits and the breakup of UNITE HERE into two entities, including the formation of Workers United, which has affiliated with the Service Employees International Union.
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