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UNITE HERE! Local 2 Hits the Streets Again
by Bill Hackwell (hckwll [at] yahoo.com)
Friday Jul 23rd, 2010 9:39 PM
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.


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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.
§Stop Corporate Greed
by Bill Hackwell Friday Jul 23rd, 2010 9:39 PM
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§Winning Together
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§The Shame of Hyatt
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§Strong Support for the Hotel Workers
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§Support from the Chinese Community
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§In Front of the Hyatt
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§Blocking Stockton
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§Multi National Workers
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§The Dignity of the Women Who Clean All Those Rooms
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§Strong Support As People Wear Arrested
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§Chef Arrested For Demanding a Fair Contract
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To "stop the staging"...moi...Monday Jul 26th, 2010 12:38 PM
No Parking Sign stated: For Local 2 demonstrationStop the StagingMonday Jul 26th, 2010 6:41 AM
Unions! the people who brought you the 40 hour work weekwellMonday Jul 26th, 2010 5:47 AM
Oops it's ''work to rule ''Maceo Sunday Jul 25th, 2010 8:22 PM
Isn't it "work to rule"?...anywaySunday Jul 25th, 2010 5:09 PM
Some CD is Ok but--Maceo Sunday Jul 25th, 2010 12:11 AM
Only strikes win decent contractsStop the StagingFriday Jul 23rd, 2010 11:48 PM