When contract talks continue this week between AT&T Park workers and the company that manages the concessions at the ballpark, it will be under the cloud of a threatened strike approved over the weekend. Read More
Workers at The City’s largest hotel have ended a dispute with management over health care, an agreement that could bode well for San Francisco’s vital tourist industry as large events and projects approach.
The 750 doormen, room cleaners, cooks and other workers at the 1,900-room Hilton San Francisco Union Square, represented by UNITE HERE Local 2, and Hilton management announced the agreement Monday. Read More
This is a big contract year for the San Francisco Giants; star pitcher Tim Lincecum will want a new deal after his $40.5 million agreement expires, and the workers who sell beer and garlic fries while he performs hope to field their first raise in four seasons. Read More
The Warriors continue to drive to the basket at City Hall regarding a proposed new waterfront basketball arena in San Francisco. The NBA team’s plans were the topic du jour Monday, a day before the fiscal terms of the $1 billion facility are expected to be approved by the Board of Supervisors. Read More
Hundreds of workers at two downtown Hyatt hotels popular with tourists walked off the job Thursday in a one-week strike, part of a coordinated action at other hotel branches around the country.
The strikes at the Hyatt Regency at Embarcadero Center and the Grand Hyatt near Union Square involve 700 employees, including housekeepers, cooks, doormen and bellmen. Read More
Hundreds of Hyatt hotel workers this morning started a weeklong strike at two of the chain’s hotels in San Francisco, a union spokeswoman said.Unite Here Local 2, which represents about 700 room cleaners, dishwashers, clerks and other workers at the two hotels, began the strike at 4 a.m. today outside the Hyatt Regency at 5 Embarcadero Center and the Grand Hyatt at 345 Stockton St., union spokeswoman Julia Wong said. Read More
Stockton Street was blocked off Thursday afternoon as hundreds of union and nonunion workers protested in front of the Grand Hyatt hotel, causing the venue’s management to wonder why.
Police said approximately 80 people were cited for civil disobedience. Unite Here Local 2, which represents 12,000 hospitality workers throughout San Francisco and San Mateo County, organized eight other protests nationwide, which included a combination of union and nonunion Hyatt locations. Read More
The City’s tourism industry is bracing for another hit as 850 workers at a major Union Square hotel threaten to walk off the job.
On Wednesday, union workers at the 1,900-room, 46-story Hilton San Francisco Union Square voted 74 percent in favor of authorizing a strike. Read More
A labor dispute between San Francisco’s largest hotels and their unions does not look like it will be resolved anytime soon — and in the meantime, the acrimony is costing The City several million dollars. Read More