After bargaining straight through the night, the union representing over 500 striking Delta Chelsea hotel workers reached a tentative deal with management at 7:00 AM on November 7.
The preceding day, political leaders of the area had called for a truce. Immediately thereafter, the parties bargained well into the morning. The tentative deal averts the continuation of a strike or lockout threat.
The Union, UNITE HERE Local 75, has lifted picket lines pending a vote on the deal. The negotiating committee will recommend the new terms to the Delta Chelsea members tomorrow for a ratification vote.
Details of the agreement and results of the vote will be released following the vote.
"We’ve grown closer together and with hotel workers from all over the city over the last 10 days," said Lynne Hill, a server in the Delta Chelsea’s Monarchs Pub for 34 years. “We are proud of the strength we have shown."