75 Hotel Workers Arrested at Labor Day Protest in San Francisco

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Hotel workers and their union representatives demonstrate in front of the J. W. Marriott's Westin St. Francis hotel including San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, front center, on Monday, September 3, 2018, in San Francisco. Police say dozens of hotel workers protesting outside the hotel on Labor Day were arrested for blocking a street in one of the city's busiest tourist areas. A union spokesman says about 900 Marriott hotel workers demonstrated Monday at Union Square as they consider a vote to authorize a strike. (Liz Hafalia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

Reprinted from The New York Times by The Associated Press on September 3, 2018.

San Francisco police arrested 75 hotel workers protesting outside the J. W. Marriott’s Westin St. Francis hotel on Labor Day for blocking a street in one of the city’s busiest tourist areas.

About 900 Marriott hotel workers demonstrated Monday at Union Square as they consider a vote to authorize a strike, said Unite Here Local 2 spokesman Ted Waechter.

He said 8,000 workers in more than 50 hotels in San Francisco and six other North American cities are working without a contract.

Waechter says many hotel workers hold two jobs to support their families and their salaries have increased only by 7 percent in a decade. …

NY Times 9/3

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