Why Thousands of Hotel Workers Are On Strike
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FEATURING RACHEL GUMPERT – Hotel workers with Marriott are striking in cities around the country. About 7,700 workers have walked off their jobs in 8 cities over contract negotiations that have stalled. According to USA Today, “Oahu and Maui in Hawaii have 2,700 Marriott workers on strike, San Francisco has 2,500 and Boston has 1,800. The other affected cities are: San Diego, Oakland, San Jose and Detroit. Almost two dozen hotels have been affected.” Unite HERE represents the workers and its president D. Taylor said, “Marriott is the richest and most profitable hotel company in the world, and by taking them on in this historic hotel worker strike, Unite Here union members are going to change the lives of all workers in our industry.”
Rachel Gumpert, Press Secretary with Unite HERE.