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 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
On today’s labor calendar, labor to labor phonebanks continue throughout the area; complete details are at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act, signed by President Roosevelt two years earlier, and which also required employers to pay the minimum wage and imposed several child labor provisions.
Today’s labor quote is by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, when he signed the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. FDR, who said
“Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day… tell you… that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry.”
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