Reprinted from The Long Beach Press-Telegram by David Downey on September 7, 2017.
The new owner of the iconic Westin Long Beach Hotel, scene of multiple labor protests and picket lines, has extended union recognition to the hotel’s workers, according to a news release issued Thursday.
And the workers are poised to begin negotiations with management concerning pay, benefits and working conditions, a release from the office of Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce stated.
Unite Here Local 11, which represents more than 25,000 hospitality workers in Southern California and Arizona, began seeking to unionize the staff in February 2015. …