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Don't Get Caught in a Bad Hotel!
by D. Boyer
Sunday May 9th, 2010 6:54 PM
When you come to San Francisco Don't Get Caught in a Bad Hotel!

Photos and video from LGBTQ protest of local hotel's.
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On Saturday May 8th 2010, many LGBTQ folks held a picket and protest in San Francisco's Union Square, and the lobby of the Grand Hyatt, to show solidarity for the hotel workers who have been forced to work without a contract since August 2009. The protest, which featured music and dancing, also is calling for a boycott of the hotels that have failed to give their workers equal opportunity.
The following hotels are currently being boycotted; Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf, Grand Hyatt, Le Meridien, The Palace, Westin St. Francis, the Hilton @ O'Farrell street, and finally the W hotel. This list is subject to change.
San Francisco's annual Gay pride is approaching and many queers stay in hotels when they visit, so the local GLBTQ community is asking them to join the boycott, so workers can be treated fairly and equally in San Francisco. There are also a few GLBTQ folks who work for those hotels or corporations.

So if, or when you come to San Francisco don't want to get caught in a bad hotel.

The protest was sponsored and held by "One Struggle One Fight" http://www.onestruggleonefight.com and SF Pride at Work/HAVOQ http://www.sfprideatwork.com
§Picket at Stockton and Geary Street
by D. Boyer Sunday May 9th, 2010 6:54 PM

§LGBTQ Boycott of Bad Hotels!
by D. Boyer Sunday May 9th, 2010 6:54 PM

§Don't get Caught in a Bad Hotel!
by D. Boyer Sunday May 9th, 2010 6:54 PM

§Outside the Grand Hyatt
by D. Boyer Sunday May 9th, 2010 6:54 PM

§Outside the Grand Hyatt
by D. Boyer Sunday May 9th, 2010 6:54 PM

§Queers don't get caught in a bad hotel
by D. Boyer Sunday May 9th, 2010 6:54 PM

§Boycott is on....
by D. Boyer Sunday May 9th, 2010 6:54 PM


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Video from inside with the start of the action
by ''Old School'' Union man
Sunday May 16th, 2010 9:30 AM
I really enjoyed watching this action . I sure some other ''Old School '' union guys would cringe but this one thought it was great .
(I showed it to a couple of Building Trade brothers and their OPEIU wives and they were a little taken aback . One of the sisters said '' Did they really have to say '' We want your Gay ass '' ? But their kids thought it was great . One of them said '' Unions need to get into the 21st century if they want to stay around '' )
I agree. But i do think that you need tactics from the 21st and the 20th .. Innovative tactics to push boycotts Yes ! But when push comes to shove nothing substitutes for a very '' old school ''tactic , a strike !!!
A real strike . Not a pre announced one or two day action that's more of a protest than a strike but a indefinite , No one crosses the Picket line (especially Stationary Engineers or Teamsters who also work at the Hotels . Regardless if their contracts ''permit '' that ) STRIKE !