Today hundreds of hotel workers demonstrated outside the Marriott Marquis and Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, marking the expiration of union contracts for Marriott hotel workers at the following 7 properties in San Francisco:
- Courtyard San Francisco Downtown by Marriott
- Palace Hotel by Marriott
- San Francisco Marriott Marquis
- San Francisco Marriott Union Square
- St. Regis San Francisco
- W San Francisco by Marriott
- Westin St. Francis by Marriott
These workers join union Marriott workers in Boston, Detroit, Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, and various locations in Hawaii where union contracts have already expired. Together they are calling on the largest and wealthiest hotel company to do right by its workers. Marriott can set global standards across the hotel industry. Marriott is big enough to make sure we have jobs that provide enough to live in the cities where we work, raise a family, and retire with dignity.
When a union contract expires a labor dispute is possible. During a labor dispute, workers may take actions up to and including leafleting, boycotts, picketing, demonstrations and strikes. Labor disputes may cause attendees and speakers to cancel.
Marriott workers ask you to sign the One Job Should Be Enough Pledge calling on Marriott to be a responsible employer.
To protect your events from potential labor dispute, check www.MarriottTravelAlert.org regularly for up to date information on at-risk hotels and find suggested contract language that allows you to relocate in the event of a dispute. Please contact us at 202-661-3680 regarding any upcoming events at Marriott properties.
The San Francisco Chronicle, amongst others, has covered some of the concerns of the San Francisco Marriott workers. “SF Marriott hotel workers protest for higher pay, harassment protections.”