UNITE HERE President D. Taylor visited the strike in San Diego! Tom Lemmon from the San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council calls on Marriott to “resolve this mess.”
#Day19, if I learned any thing in the @USMC Leadership is by example regardless what you do! Today GP @DTaylorUH @unitehere walked the line w/his rank and file members! This #Strike is about #Workers, #Wages & #Respect! It’s time for @Marriott resolve this mess! #Solidarity #1u pic.twitter.com/7jfCD6K527
— Tom Lemmon (@Lemmonsdtrades) October 25, 2018
In other big news, we have support for our strike from around the world 🌏
Ian Gill, from the CFMEU, a construction workers’ union in Australia, says “One Job Should Be Enough!”.
In San Jose, Jaime Woodcock from the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain traveled from the United Kingdom to support strikers at Local 19!
Solidarity from across the pond! Jamie from IWGB, a union in the UK, came to our strike line to share his support with the Marriott Strikers. pic.twitter.com/ZXaOABybEU
— UNITE HERE Local 19 (@UNITEHERE_19) October 25, 2018
— Jamie Woodcock (@jamie_woodcock) October 25, 2018
In Boston, Local 26 received some awesome support from a passerby!
— joshuAAAAAHHH ilon 💀🥀 (@joshuailon) October 25, 2018
In Oakland, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union stopped by to give strikers union cookies. 🍪
In Oakland, Calif. BCTGM VP, Rep. & L. 125 officers delivered SOLIDARITY and union cookies to our @unitehere Brothers and Sisters on strike fighting for one job to be enough @Marriott, the world’s richest hotel company. #1Job #1u #MarriottStrike #1job ✊ pic.twitter.com/bdLErtiHWf
— BCTGM International (@BCTGM) October 25, 2018
In Detroit, Race Forward, an organization dedicated to fighting against racial injustice, did the right thing and will now host their conference at the Cobo Convention Center.
Solidarity Matters. @RaceForward is hosting a conference in two weeks in Detroit and has taken steps to relocate their hotel reservations as to not cross the picket for #1job at @Marriott. Read a statement from @UHLocal24 President Nia Winston on their solidarity. #1u pic.twitter.com/y9WiWi9UKx
— AFL-CIO 🗳 (@AFLCIO) October 25, 2018
Students at San Francisco State supported the strike by kicking recruiters from Marriott off of campus.
“We are here to show our support in solidarity for the hotel workers who are currently on strike at the Marriott,” said Hope Williams, a senior and political science major.
“We caught wind of an event here on campus being hosted by the Business Department and we wanted to show that the Marriott being invited to campus is not OK with us and we just want to spread the word and collect signatures from the student body to show that we here at SF State are not in support of the Marriott but are in support of the hotel workers.”
Austin Rivers, Bradley Beal, Jeff Green, Jodie Meeks, Troy Brown, Kelly Oubre Jr., Jason Smith, Tim Frazier and Markieff Morris from the Washington Wizards, respected our picket line at the Marriott St. Regis in San Francisco.
.@AustinRivers25, thanks for honoring our picket line @Marriott's St. Regis! Respecting hotel workers' strike line = respecting our struggle to make one job enough to pay our bills and support our families.#DCFamily #MarriottStrike #1job #unitehere #1u pic.twitter.com/dM0CzOipsO
— UNITE HERE Local 2 #1job (@UniteHereLocal2) October 25, 2018
Our union family at the California Labor Federation encouraged their members to donate to our strike fund. They say:
“The bottom line: When working people stand together, we win!”
Finally, check out this news story about the CommNet 2018 conference, who’s lost over $300,000 by moving venues in order to respect the picket line.
“Still, he doesn’t regret it. Gibbons credits the organization’s diverse board, which is half women and includes people of color, for committing to doing what it thought was the right thing.”
We are strong and we are winning!