Talks in hotel impasse resume Monday

Talks between San Francisco’s major hotels and the union representing 9,000 workers resume today, one week after union members voted to authorize a strike as negotiations turned sour.

A labor walkout, which the union says could happen within weeks if talks do not progress, could deal a financial blow to the hotels as well as The City’s coffers, which receives a 14 percent tax on each hotel room. A hotel strike in 2004 cost The City an estimated $100 million.

The union represents workers at more than 60 city hotels. The four major chains trying to reach a new deal include the Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood and Intercontinental. The current contract expired Aug. 14.

The union says hotel management is using the downward economy as an excuse to reduce benefits.

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