San Francisco. The boycott of the San Francisco Multi-Employer Group hotels continues to pick up steam as additional organizations and individuals have agreed to support the citywide boycott and move their business elsewhere. Local 2 and their allies are continuing the pressure with more street actions scheduled. On Monday, hundreds of people walked a picket line for four hours at the San Francisco Hilton. Many community supporters joined the line, including San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly.
Now, Big Business has launched attacks on Mayor Gavin Newsom for his support, and for his refusal to disregard the boycott of the 14 hotels.
Elsewhere last week, dozens of UNITE HERE member-led actions took place atlocations in Hawaii, Toronto, Chicago, Oakland and Boston in protest of abusive behavior at the Sheraton Universal in Los Angeles. Several Shop Stewards and union committee members have been suspended or fired as part of a campaign against a fair contract. But most of the workers are back on the job after workers across the United States and Canada stood up to demand an end to these attacks.
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