[act-ma] 3/28 - Local 26 Rally - Support Boston Hotel Workers

IAC Boston iacboston at iacboston.org
Wed Mar 28 06:21:33 PDT 2007

Sisters and Brothers:

Local 26, UNITE/HERE will be having a rally today at 4pm .  The hotel 
industry is owned by some of the biggest corporations in the world and 
are trying to crush our union.  Hotel management has used tactics at 
negotiations that is forcing a strike.  Management has taken agreed upon 
proposals off the table and has put on the table "mandatory retirement 
after 7 years of work.  Historicaly these are tactics of an employer 
wanting to force a union to strike.  Management is still refusing to 
negotiate around two crucial  union demands: retirement and the hiring 
of afro-american workers.

If the union wins it will be a big boost to workers though out 
Massachusetts.  If the union loses it will be devastating for our 
international, unions throughout the country and particularly the 
immigrant community.
Please attend this important rally and show your solidarity and support!

*Hotel Workers PICKET!*

*Sheraton Boston Hotel*
39 Dalton St., Boston MA

*MARCH 28th
4pm - 7pm *




UNITE HERE Local 26, the Hotel Workers Union, has been fighting for a 
new contract since November 2006. Workers have been fighting for a 
living wage, health care, an end to discrimination against 
African-American workers, and dignity for all in the workplace.  
Although the workers have made some progress in negotiations, the 
contracts that cover most of the unionized hotels in Boston have 
expired.  The hotels had a chance to do the right thing and settle 
months ago but they chose not to. On March 14th the union voted for a 
strike/boycott deadline of April 2007 for the 4 Boston Starwood hotels:

a better world is in birth
Ed Childs Chief-Steward Local 26

International Action Center

iacboston at iacboston.org

National Office:

Troops Out Now Coalition

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