USA: Marriott & San Francisco hotel workers reach agreement to end strike

Author: Roland Li, San Francisco Chronicle, Published on: 3 December 2018

Striking hotel workers approved a contract agreement with Marriott on Monday to end San Francisco’s largest hotel strike in decades. The strike, which began Oct. 4 [2018], spanned seven San Francisco hotels operated by Marriott. Almost 2,500 workers marched outside the hotels, demanding higher pay, lighter workloads and preservation of existing health benefits... “We can confirm we have a tentative agreement. We look forward to welcoming our associates back to work,” said a Marriott spokesman.

... Events organized by the Communications Network, Shanti Project, Chicana Latina Foundation, Bay Area Wilderness Training and others moved out of Marriott hotels in solidarity with the workers, at the cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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