Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees
|Full name||Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees|
|Union merger||UNITE HERE, Workers United|
|Key people||Jay Mazur, Bruce Raynor|
|Office location||New York City|
|Country||Canada, United States|
The Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE) was a labor union in the United States, formed in 1995 as a merger between the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU). In 2004, UNITE announced that it would merge with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) to form UNITE HERE. In 2009 most of the apparel and laundry workers in UNITE HERE broke away to form a separate union known as Workers United, which affiliated with the Service Employees International Union.
Jay Mazur served as president of UNITE from its inception until his retirement in 2001. Bruce Raynor was then elected president, where he served until the HERE merger.
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