Thursday, October 15, 2015
Two major SF Hotels resist workers demands
Two upscale San Francisco hotels were the scenes of all-day protests September 28 after hotel owners rejected workers call for a fair process to decide on unionization. The Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf and Le Méridien hotels are the only major non-union hotels in the city according to UNITE HERE Local 2 which is helping the workers to organize. The two hotels are owned by Chesapeake Lodging Trust which owns 22 hotels with almost 7,000 rooms across the country.
Approximately two dozen demonstrators engaged in non-violent civil disobedience at the protests blocking guests from entering the Le Méridien. Workers are calling for a consumer boycott to persuade the corporate owners to deal fairly with their employees. Tom Herriman has more:
(Photo: Ana Flores, right and her daughter Suzanna),