Loretta Holmes Obituary, Death – The sorrow of Loretta Holmes by the people who were a part of Local 7 can be seen everywhere. At the Marriott Waterfront Baltimore, Ms. Loretta served as a leader for one of the committees. She was revered for her affection, her spiritedness, and the high esteem in which she was held by everyone around her. On May 24, 2023, she abruptly left in a manner that was unanticipated.
After we started organizing what we referred to as the “underground” of her hotel, the first person we spoke to was Ms. Loretta. She put in a lot of hard work behind the scenes at the Marriott to prepare the groundwork for the union push that was taking place there.
She was steadfast in her belief that her coworkers should be treated fairly and with respect, and she worked tirelessly to convince more people to join the committee. She also traveled the country to meet with the leaders of UNITE HERE, took part in countless picket lines, and sat at the negotiating table for an uncountable number of sessions. In addition to being many other things, she was a fiercely loyal mother, aunt, friend, and freedom fighter. She also was a multitude of other things.
During this challenging time, we want her family, friends, and coworkers to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers. Loretta, we are going to love and miss you very much, and we want you to know how much we will miss you.