In August of 2009, union contracts expired for over 9000 hotel workers in San Francisco. Since then hotel workers have been standing together to defend their healthcare and retirement standards.
On Tuesday, January 5, over one thousand hotel workers and their community allies took to the streets in downtown San Francisco, demonstrating against major hotel corporations’ refusal to settle a fair contract. They were joined by Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, who along with over 100 union members and community supporters will participate in nonviolent civil disobedience. The demonstration also launches a customer boycott of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Visit Local 2’s website for more information.
Click here to read more, or watch the video below about the contract fight.