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.
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.
Unite Here and blogger Fem2pt0 hosted a lively and informative discussion on advantages for women in joining a union.
Hundreds of hotel workers and their supporters thronged through the heart of downtown Sept. 5, marking Labor Day with a lively, noisy march.
Hotel workers were participating in nationwide coordinated actions that drew thousands of protesters to Hyatts in nine cities around the country.
Mike Casey, Unite Here Local 2 executive director, pointed out the importance of community support to the workers' victory.
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"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.
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.
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.