San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is expected to convene a meeting of union and hotel officials this afternoon in the wake of a three-day strike at the Grand Hyatt Union Square over the lack of a new contract for workers.
Grand Hyatt spokesman Rory O'Connor said today the meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. and will include several of the hotels involved in separate negotiations with the union, Unite Here Local 2. Read More
Hotel workers in San Francisco are continuing to picket outside the Grand Hyatt hotel in Union Square today as part of a three-day strike after months of contract negotiations with hotel management failed to produce agreements.
Mayor Gavin Newsom also is now getting involved in the negotiations. Read More
Hotel walkouts such as the one at the Grand Hyatt Union Square on Thursday will be occurring regularly in coming weeks as union workers move to pressure 61 San Francisco hotels to approve a contract.
The six major hotel chains are trying to hammer out deals with their workers to avoid a strike, which could cripple The City’s tourism industry. The contract between the hotels and their employees expired Aug. 14. Read More
The talks between four major hotels in San Francisco and 9,000 union workers need to stay calm to avoid an approved strike that would deal a blow to tourism, a hotel manager said.
Four major chains — Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood and Intercontinental — are trying to hammer out new deals with their employees, which include room cleaners, bellhops and food-service workers. The union contract expired Aug. 14. Read More
Health care workers plan to gather outside Seton Medical Center in Daly City Thursday morning for a 24-hour strike in protest of unsuccessful contract negotiations with hospital management, organizers said. Read More