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“Hotel Workers Rising” One Year Anniversary Carnival

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Date:
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Time:
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Riddhi Mehta (UNITEHERE! Local 2)
Location Details:
Hotel Workers Rising Rally & March: There are two marches: one at HEI’s Le Meridien Hotel (333 Battery Street, San Francisco) and one at Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf (555 North Point Street, San Francisco). Both marches will start at 4:15pm and will circle each hotel.

Since June 2008, workers at two major San Francisco hotels have called upon management to permit them to choose whether or not to form a union without fear of intimidation, harassment, and other scare tactics. They have asked the two hotel companies – Hyatt Hotels and HEI Hotels & Resorts – to adopt the same, fair “majority sign-up” process that has been used by numerous other hotel companies in San Francisco and throughout North America.

Despite repeated calls from workers, community supporters, and student groups throughout the country, Hyatt and HEI have refused. As a result, on February 24, 2009, many workers at both HEI Le Meridien and the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf delivered their signed petitions to management, calling on guests to boycott these hotels. The June 18th march celebrates the courage and determination of these workers to continue to fight for dignity and respect on the job.

UNITE HERE! Local 2 is the union of hotel and food service workers in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. It represents about 13,000 workers in the hospitality industry, For more information visit http://www.unitehere2.org or contact Riddhi Mehta at rmehta [at] unitehere2.org.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 2:22PM
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