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Marriott Strike

Weekend News & Commentary

Weekend News & Commentary

The nation’s minimum wages are lower than the wages the nation’s voters would prefer, according to a Pew Research Center survey. While many workers across the nation have been celebrating recent victories for higher minimum wages, the average state resident prefers...

Weekend News & Commentary

Weekend News & Commentary

In Boston, Unite Here Local 26 and Marriott have struck a deal, ending an historic 46-day strike.  Saturday afternoon the workers ratified the new contract in a 677-9 vote.  Terms remain undisclosed, but union representatives indicate that workers now have more...

Weekend News & Commentary

Weekend News & Commentary

Commenting on the Google walkout last Thursday, Professor Brishen Rogers told CNBC that the “numbers and level of coordination involved” were “unprecedented” in the tech sector.  In white-collar tech, where employers pose as “family” and salaries are high, unions...

Weekend News & Commentary

Weekend News & Commentary

The trans-continental Marriott strike continues without flagging.  Seven thousand workers in Boston, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Detroit, and throughout Hawaii are disrupting operations at dozens of Marriott-owned hotels.  The SF Examiner describes the...

Today’s News & Commentary

Today’s News & Commentary

The nationwide Marriott workers’ strike enters its second week today, with hotel workers in eight major U.S. cities demanding higher wages, job security, and improved workplace safety protections. Nearly 8,000 workers, including housekeepers, bellhops, bartenders,...