On Sunday, the New York Times printed this front page Business section story about Marriott workers who have to borrow from the boss
“Marriott Workers Struggle to Pay Bills, and Credit Union Fees”
Learn more about the Marriott credit union and share the video on Facebook:
One job at Marriott should be enough to make ends meet, and employees of the richest hotel company in the world should not have to borrow from the boss just to get by. Yet many workers have to take out loans through HR just to make ends meet. Share this video to join workers telling Marriott: One job should be enough!
Posted by UNITE HERE! on Thursday, October 11, 2018
Local 26 officer Carlos Aramayo explains why we’re on strike for the pages of the Boston Globe
41 arrested in civil disobedience in San Francisco Friday, including Local 2 President Anand Singh and Local 2850 President Wei-Ling Huber (Click for TV)
Local 2850 presente.In solidarity with UNITE HERE Local 2, Our president Wei-Ling Huber took arrest for civil disobedience because one job should be enough.
Read about “Motel-like conditions at striking Marriotts”
CUSTOMERS SUPPORT US
- 39,000 visits to Marriott Travel Alert website www.MarriottTravelAlert.org
- 15,000 phone calls to customers
- 125 customer visits and actions
Customers are moving events. . .
This is walking the walk.👏🏽As thousands of hotel workers seeking fair wages, benefits & job security, strike in #SF, #ComNet18 moved conference venues to respect the picket line, not compromise its values, those of members, attendees or speakers. Thanks, @TheComNetwork #unitehere https://t.co/xbew9k8Ma6
— Betsy Lopez-Wagner (@BLopezWagner) October 10, 2018
#GreatLakes18 attendees: We are postponing the conference. It will not take place in Detroit next week on Oct. 17-18. Hotel workers are on strike. We are re-scheduling the conference for some time in the spring of 2019. https://t.co/v8ImhkwZVS
— Great Lakes (@healthylakes) October 12, 2018
POLITICIANS WALK THE LINES
Senator Elizabeth Warren walked the picket lines in Boston and shared these photos online
On Friday, I met hotel workers on the picket line. They’re striking to demand better working conditions and higher wages from @marriott – because #1job should be enough to make ends meet. Stay strong together, @UNITEHERE26. Together, we win. pic.twitter.com/2yjdYKJWuc
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) October 14, 2018
Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence walks the line in Detroit
— UNITEHERE! Local 24 (@UHLocal24) October 14, 2018
San Jose strikers held a Mass
Today, Father Jon Pedigo delivered a powerful mass for San Jose Marriott Strikers. Thank you @Pedigo, @Ash_Kalra, Teresa Castellanos, and all the members of the community for joining us in solidarity and fellowship. #MariottStrike pic.twitter.com/2FGH6C8Chc
— UNITE HERE Local 19 (@UNITEHERE_19) October 14, 2018
Local 5 members and community supporters walk a One Job Should Be Enough relay around the island of Oahu
— Local Five Research (@L5Research) October 13, 2018
Filmmaker of “Sorry to Bother You” and musician Boots Riley tweeted his support
Hotel workers on strike in several cities across the country.
Beautiful to see people getting organized and taking control of their lives. https://t.co/wrzPVc1D5B
— Boots Riley (@BootsRiley) October 8, 2018
San Diego Central Labor Council drops off food donation to strikers
An AMAZING display of support from the @SDLaborCouncil this weekend as they provided several tons of canned foods and produce to the @WestinGaslampSD workers on strike! Thank you @tkmaddox1 and all our brother & sisters in Labor! #MarriottStrike #1Job pic.twitter.com/pTC07urHh8
— UNITE HERE Local 30 (@UNITEHERE30) October 14, 2018
Since the first strike began on October 3 we are MAJOR national news. Some examples:
The New York Times: Yankees Get Jeered in Boston for Crossing Union Picket Line
The New York Times: Workers Strike at Detroit’s Westin Book Cadillac
The New York Times: 1,500 Workers Walk Out in Boston’s First-Ever Hotel Strike
The Washington Post: The Latest: Hotel workers demand job security, higher wages
USA Today: Marriott Workers on Strike in 8 US Cities
and FYI… Elton John was scheduled to stay at the Westin Book Cadillac during the strike and didn’t go breaking our hearts and he didn’t cross our lines. We hear reports he didn’t show up!
WE ARE WINNING!