Marriott Workers Strike, Spanning Seven Time Zones

(Labor Notes) – By Samantha Winslow. Seven thousand hotel workers across the U.S. are on strike against Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain. A strike that started with seven hotels in Boston quickly spread to San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, Detroit, and Hawaii.

Why Marriott Workers Are Striking

(CityLab) – By Sarah Holder. To check into the Marriott-owned W Hotel in San Francisco, guests were ducking behind a picket line of angry workers. “No contract, no peace!” the striking hotel employees chanted. Down the block, at the Marriott Marquis, there was another circle of picketers. Big bold font on their signs read: “One job should be enough.”

Lee Cataluna: What it’s like when 1 job isn’t enough

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Lee Cataluna. Striking hotel workers have brought to light a powerful challenge to Hawaii: the idea that one job should be enough in a place where many people work second jobs and have done so for decades, often to get ahead financially or to do something they love.

Union lodges more unfair-labor charges against Kyo-ya hotels

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Allison Schaefers. Unite Here Local 5, the union representing 2,700 striking hotel workers on Oahu and Maui, accused Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts on Thursday of more unfair labor practices at its Marriott-managed hotels.

Marriott Strike: Day 12 bulletin

View PDF version of Marriott Strike Day 12 bulletin here.

View all photos from Marriott Strike Day 11.

Our picket lines are stronger than ever and support from the community keeps on coming. Let’s keep the momentum going!

Leaders of the striking local unions are meeting with Marriott this week to discuss job security and other overarching bargaining issues. However, Kyo-ya has not scheduled local negotiations in Hawaii. The vast majority of proposals – wages, benefits, workload, staffing, and more – are discussed in local negotiations.

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Second week of Waikiki hotel strike impacts American Dental Association Convention

(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) – By Kimberlee Speakman. HONOLULU (KHON2) – The American Dental Association Convention is in Honolulu this weekend, but with the hotel worker’s strike continuing into the second week, it’s affecting many participants staying in Waikiki.