In the largest multi-city hotel worker strike in American history, nearly 8,000 workers at Marriott have walked off the job in recent weeks. From Boston to Hawaii, Oakland to Detroit, and in San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose, workers – members of the Unite Here! union -- are fighting for Marriott to raise pay so that one full time job is enough to live on in these cities. They’re also striking for basic job security around automation in the industry, and for an end to the unsafe workplaces created by the so-called “Green Choice” program. Locally, workers at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront are organizing with Unite Here Local 7 for a fair process to decide on union representation at the largest and richest hotel company on the planet. Find out more at unitehere.org and see more photos on Local 7’s Facebook page.
photo: at Unite Here 7 Marriott rally last week