S.F. hotel workers plan sit-in

About 100 workers planning a sit-in at Union Square hotels today say they’re anticipating arrests.

The demonstration of civil disobedience will coincide with a larger Union Square rally at 4 p.m. in which about 1,000 union hotel workers plan to march.

A 2004 strike and subsequent lockout by employers brought San Francisco’s tourism industry to its knees.

Some 16.4 million tourists visited San Francisco in 2008, spending $8.52 billion.

Union leaders say not much progress has been made in negotiations with The City’s major hotel chains — Hyatt, Hilton and Starwood. Both sides say they want to avoid a strike.

Union workers say management is using the recession as an excuse to make cuts to health care plans.

Just Posted

Supervisor Vallie Brown concedes to Dean Preston in close D5 contest

Days after progressive challenger Dean Preston declared victory in the District 5… Continue reading

SF may ask voters to approve a vacant storefront tax in March

Supervisor Peskin says proposal to give small businesses ‘leverage in lease negotiations’

At least 5 injured in Santa Clarita school shooting; suspect captured,

At least five people were injured — two critically — when a… Continue reading

Chesa Boudin to be sworn in as San Francisco DA in January

District Attorney-elect Chesa Boudin will not take office until early next year… Continue reading

Most Read