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California hotel ordered to shell out $36,000 in back pay

An Embassy Suites hotel was found guilty of denying required paid rest breaks to seven of its workers, and has been ordered to pay each of them about $5,000.

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Hyatt workers end weeklong strike with protest at ‘heat lamp hotel’

Hundreds of striking workers concluded their strike yesterday with a picket and protest at the Park Hyatt, which won notoriety when management there turned heat lamps on striking workers in July.

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Twitter chat puts spotlight on #unionwomen, Hyatt strikers

Unite Here and blogger Fem2pt0 hosted a lively and informative discussion on advantages for women in joining a union.

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Hotel workers animate San Francisco’s Labor Day

Hundreds of hotel workers and their supporters thronged through the heart of downtown Sept. 5, marking Labor Day with a lively, noisy march.

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Picket lines in 9 cities slam Hyatt

Hotel workers were participating in nationwide coordinated actions that drew thousands of protesters to Hyatts in nine cities around the country.

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Hilton workers win 18-month battle

Mike Casey, Unite Here Local 2 executive director, pointed out the importance of community support to the workers' victory.

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Shop Talk - Hollywood, jobs and jail

Stubborn joblessness persists, Piedmont goes union, AFSCME Prez to retire, Iranian bus drivers jailed, Stop stringing us along!, Hyatt housekeepers sue in 12 cities, A win for dealers at Wynn Casino, AFTRA, SAG reach agreements, Paul names anti-union big-wig.

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Woodfin workers celebrate victory

"We are very proud to have fought for living wages and immigrant rights, and we are very happy with this agreement," said Luz, a worker leader.

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Non-union workers strike California hotel

In a first for their industry, workers at a non-union hotel went out on a one-day strike Aug. 9 to protest years of being denied the right to take breaks.

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SEIU, Unite Here settle dispute

The Service Employees International Union and Unite Here this week announced a settlement that brings to an end a dispute that has troubled the labor movement for over a year.

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