UNITE HERE represents more than 20,000 Marriott hotel workers across North America, of whom more than 12,000 have had their contracts expire and are locked in ongoing negotiations. Three of the most crucial points of disagreement include the need for Marriott to be a leader in the hospitality industry – and recognize their role as the largest and most profitable hotel company in the world – and offer workers jobs that are enough for them to live on. Additionally, workers are fighting for improved workplace safety, particularly around unsafe workloads and physical labor created by the so-called ‘Green Choice program’, and pioneering job protections around technology and innovation in the hospitality industry.
As the strike rounds out its second week, strikers are seeking support through Working Partnerships USA’s Union Community Fund, a long operated program for members of participating unions facing hardships and obstacles to success. South Bay Labor Council is raising money to support the fund as it is a critical resource to the Marriott Strikers.
- William Quirk
- Jackie Shaw
- Meagan Sarratt
- Kris Karnos
Fundraising team: South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council (5)
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