Striking Marriott hotel workers ratified an agreement to terminate their 37-day labor conflict. Union leaders confirmed Saturday. No details about…
Striking Marriott hotel workers ratified an agreement to terminate their 37-day labor conflict. Union leaders confirmed Saturday.
No details about the agreement with Unite Here Local 19 in San Jose were immediately available as Marriott workers in other cities are still on strike, said Sarah McDermott, a spokesman for Local 19.
Oakland workers ratified their contract earlier In the month, but hotel workers in San Francisco continue strike.
“We are very pleased with the contract,” McDermott said Saturday. “It’s a good contact, and the workers feel really good about it.”
Workers at the Bay Area hotels went to strike on October 4 to demand higher pay, increased job security and less workload. McDermott said that Local 1
9 had reached a preliminary agreement with Marriott on Thursday, and workers voted to ratify it on Friday afternoon.
Unite Lord Union represents 270,000 workers In the United States and Canada in the hotel, games, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, transportation and airport industries. In the Bay Area, approximately 12,000 Unite Here members work as housekeepers, dishwashers, servers and bartenders, cooks and bellman at various hotels, including Marriott.
“We congratulate our brothers and sisters in San Jose on a life-changing contract that makes a job enough for hotel workers,” said Anand Singh, president of Unite Here Local 2 in San Francisco. “We have always shown that Marriott have the means to resolve this strike, and we are prepared to fight for as long as it takes. “
Marriott confirmed Saturday that the contract with San Jose workers has been ratified.
” We are looking forward to welcoming our employees back on worked, “said a company spokesman in a statement.