Last week Local 6 and the New York Hotel Trades Council settled its 44-day strike at the Boathouse Restaurant in Central Park on excellent terms. After fighting the workers’ effort to organize for months, the Boathouse agreed to recognize the Union and signed a four-year contract. The Boathouse also agreed to reinstate all workers fired for supporting the Union. The first-time contract includes tremendous gains, including an immediate increase in wages for many non-tipped workers from $7.50 to $13.50 an hour, wage hikes for all other bargaining unit members, improved work conditions and full family medical and dental coverage for all employees and their domestic partners.
Click here to read the New York Times coverage of the settlement.