By Eric Gill, Financial Secretary-Treasurer:
We give thanks for the new strength we have found in ourselves.
We give thanks for the new strength and unity we have built with our co-workers.
We give thanks for the support and encouragement we receive from our friends, family and neighbors as we fight for what everyone needs.
We give thanks for the many new leaders among us that have stepped forward.
We give thanks for the Local 5 members from other properties who’ve been supporting us.
We give thanks for the other unions that have extended the hand of friendship and solidarity.
Soon, we will be able to give thanks for the best contract we have ever negotiated.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
- Hawaii Public Radio: “Striking Hotel Workers Facing Thanksgiving Holiday Without a Contract Settlement”
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- Bloomberg Law: “No Holiday for Marriott From Labor Woes as Many Still on Strike”