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Unite Here Local 2 Workers Protest Union Busting At SF Frank Hotel
by Labor Video Project
Friday Feb 18th, 2011 8:22 PM
The union busting Aspen Group and AEW Capital Management have bought the SF Frank Hotel, Hotel Metropolis along with the Vertigo. They are seeking to destroy the union and have fired shop stewards including Mark Norton at the Frank Hotel

Unite Here Local 2 Workers Protest Union Busting At SF Frank Hotel
The Hotel Frank in San Francisco has fired the Unite Here Local 2 shop stewards including Mark Norton in order to bust the union at their Union Square hotels including Hotel Metropolis. The owners including Portland capitalist and union buster Gordon Sondland along with AEW Capital management bought the SF hotels and are seeking to eliminate the union.
For more information on the fight at the hotels go to:
http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2010/10/04/hotel-frank-fires-key-union-organizer
Unite Here 2 SF Hilton Workers Joined By Law Professors At SF Hilton
http://blip.tv/file/4606793
Hyatt Hotel Workers Under Attack-Unite Here Local 2 Picket SFO Hyatt
http://blip.tv/file/4079115
http://www.unitehere2.org
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§Fired Unite Here Shop Steward Mark Norton
by Labor Video Project Friday Feb 18th, 2011 8:22 PM

The hotel management fired the shop stewards of the Frank hotel including Mark Norton.
§Union busting hotel manager at the Frank Hotel
by Labor Video Project Friday Feb 18th, 2011 8:22 PM

The hotel manager Stan Kotz at the Mark Hotel wants the union out of the hotel.
§Thanks and corrections
by Marc Norton ( nortonsf [at] ix.netcom.com ) Tuesday Feb 22nd, 2011 6:44 AM
Thanks to the Labor Video Project for this post and video.

It should be noted, however, that AEW sold Hotel Metropolis and Hotel Vertigo to another hotel operator. The new owners at Hotel Metropolis have fully restored the UNITE HERE Local 2 contract, and the hotel is no longer under boycott. Hotel Vertigo has never been Union, and remains pre-Union.

I was never a Shop Steward at Hotel Frank. However, I was about to become one when I was summarily fired.

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by Marc Norton
( nortonsf [at] ix.netcom.com ) Wednesday Feb 23rd, 2011 9:37 AM
Please join the Picket Line at Hotel Frank every Friday, 1pm to 5:30pm -- at Geary and Mason, San Francisco.
by Marc Norton
( nortonsf [at] ix.netcom.com ) Saturday Mar 26th, 2011 7:55 AM
Join the Picket Line at Hotel Frank
Every Wednesday, 3pm to 5:30pm
Every Friday, 1pm to 5:30pm