On April 12, UNITE HERE Local 2 reached a tentative agreement with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in San Francisco. The tentative agreement covers workers from the Westin St. Francis, Palace, and St. Regis hotels, ending the boycotts at the Westin St. Francis and the Palace Hotel.
The new contract–identical to Hilton’s–increases wages by $2.00 over four years, secures affordable health insurance coverage, increases pensions, and reduces work load for room cleaners. A ratification vote will be held soon. Negotiations with the W Hotel will continue as the union and management work to address upcoming renovations and layoffs in food and beverage outlets.