Marriott Hotel Workers Strike In SF & US: A Class Battle For All Workers

Twenty five hundred Marriott workers went on strike in San Francisco on October 4, 2018 at 7 Marriott owned hotels in the city. This is part of a national strike of United HERE at Marriotts in Boston, Chicago, Oakland, Hawaii, San Francisco, San Jose, Detroit and other cities. Over 8,300 Marriott workers from 23 hotels have voted to authorize strike action.
San Francisco members of Unite Here Local 2 at the Marriott Marqui talked about why they are on strike and the effect of the strike on their convention hotel which is usually 100% full because of convention business.
Last year, Marriott made $1.37 billion and they are the largest hotel chain in the world after they bought the Starwood group. Workers at the Marriott hotel spent 5 years trying to organize the union against the union busting tactics of the corporation but we eventually successful.
Many of these workers have to work two and three jobs to survive in the Bay Area and this has effects on their families and health and safety. They also face long hours commuting to their jobs. They also face serious health and safety conditions on the job from room cleaners who face sexual assaults to other dangerous health and safety conditions.
Additional media:
“One Job Is Enough” Thousands Of SF Hotel Workers & Supporters Rally & March To Protest Marriott Hotel Bosses
https://youtu.be/ZZ5TCuSIYL0
Billionaires Pay Up! SF Unite HERE Local 2 Bohemian Club Workers Fight For Living Wage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsEyvHK4X1U
Stop Attacking Unite Here Local 2 SF AT&T Ballpark Centerplate Workers-Workers Vote To Strike
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZYQ_-pf4aE
Oakland Airport Unite Here 2850 Fast Food Workers Fight Union Busting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-BarHDMqR8
The ZIM’S HERE Local 2 San Francisco Workers Shut It Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI8orA3Cg0o
SF Unite-Here Local 2 Hotel Workers Rally & March On Expiration Of Their 2009 Contract
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7xHpTBiT6M
SF 2014 Labor Day March Picket Union Busting Fisherman Wharf Hyatt and Radisson Hotels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zCAL0ELEW8
35th Anniversary of the 1980 San Francisco Unite Here Local 2 Hotel Strike
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u622q87NDR0
SF HERE Local 2 Hotel Workers Shut It Down In 1980 “Union Town”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_0cY8XIKXE
Hyatt Hotel Workers Under Attack-Unite Here Local 2 Picket Hyatt SFO Burlingame
https://www.youtube.com/user/laborvideo/search?view_as=subscriber&query=unite+here
For more information:
For more info:
www.facebook.com/unitehere2/
To contribute to strikers and their families
https://www.gofundme.com/sf-labor-council-strike
https://unitehere.org/press-releases/breaking-thousands-of-unite-here-marriott-hotel-workers-on-strike-across-america/
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