Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO

02/05/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/05/2024 12:59

Workers at The Bazaar win union recognition

Workers at José Andrés' latest D.C. restaurant, The Bazaar, won union recognition Friday from the chef's restaurant group. The workers will join UNITE HERE Local 25, a union known for representing local hotel workers. The Bazaar is located inside the Waldorf Astoria hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, where Local 25 already represents the other workers of the hotel.

"I am thrilled that management recognized our union and so excited about what's to come," Bazaar busser Evelyn Perez said in a statement. "This sends a message not just to my co-workers, but restaurant workers across the D.C. area that we all deserve the dignity, respect, and stable careers that come with a union." Read more »