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|March for a Fair Contract for Hotel Workers!|
|Date||Friday August 14|
|Time||4:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
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|Plaza next to Four Seasons Hotel (Market St. between 3rd and 4th)|
Join hotel workers from Unite Here! Local 2 as they fight for a fair contract!
From Local 2:
In April 2008, almost 3000 workers voted overwhelmingly for a monthly temporarily dues assessment of $25 and for a permanent $2 increase to build our strike/lock out fund.
Next month our contract will expire. Greedy hotel corporations are sharpening their knives to come after us, as they did in 2004.
In 2004 management resisted our proposal for a two year contract and for a card check agreement. They presented us with ridiculous proposals of take away. The bosses locked us out hoping we would fall on our knees and accept their nasty proposal.
That didn’t happen, we broke the lock out and defeated their agenda of take away. Hotel corporations this year will try to use the crisis of 2009 to force us into concessions.
Though we will be reasonable at the table we will not compromise our living standards that have taken us years to build, specially when these corporations are still reporting profits despite the crisis.
Hundreds of workers have been coming to committee meetings and street actions, and preparing for this fight.
Join us on August 14th (Friday) to demand a fair contract!