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UNITE HERE! Local 2 Hits the Streets Again
Around 1500 members of UNITE HERE! Local 2 and their supporters demonstrated in San Francisco culminating in a mass civil disobedience in front of the Grand Hyatt in Union Square that resulted in the arrest of 150 people.
The demonstration in San Francisco was one of 15 that took place around North America . The Hyatt Hotel corporation is making millions of dollars by demanding that the hotel workers get locked into recession contracts that include layoffs and increased workloads. In San Francisco the Hyatt is still demanding hundreds of dollars in contributions to monthly family healthcare premiums as well as reduced pensions and wages. The protest in San Francisco had significant support from other unions and community and anti war groups including the ANSWER Coalition.