In breaking news, Marriott workers in Philadelphia and Baltimore have come forward that because one job is not enough at Marriott, they are taking out loans from the company credit union—and racking up fees. Read the article here.
Demos released a report on Wednesday detailing the concerning banking practices of the Marriott’s credit union. Read the report: “How Marriott’s Corporate Practices Fuel Growing Racial Inequality in America” here.
Also on Wednesday, workers at the J.W. Marriott in San Francisco delivered a letter to their General Manager. They demanded a fair, neutral process for workers to decide on unionization and that Marriott promise not to intimidate, coerce, or retaliate against any worker. Solidarity!
BREAKING: Workers at the J.W. Marriott San Francisco have delivered a letter to their General Manager. They demand a fair, neutral process for workers to decide on unionization and that @Marriott promise not to intimidate, coerce, or retaliate against any worker.
#unitehere #1u pic.twitter.com/3lSgqIbuuH
— UNITE HERE Local 2 #1job (@UniteHereLocal2) October 17, 2018
Boston City Council passes resolution supporting our strike and calling on all city employees to stay out of Marriott hotels and walk picket lines
— UNITE HERE Local 26 (@UNITEHERE26) October 17, 2018
While workers in Boston called on civil rights activist and musician Common to change his tune after crossing a picket line on Tuesday
Hey @common, this is unacceptable. You don’t cross union picket lines when you preach solidarity. Please leave the Ritz-Carlton in Boston. Workers are striking for their futures! #1job #MarriottStrike https://t.co/8tW7y6LHST pic.twitter.com/AIylSKdbSQ
— UNITE HERE Local 26 (@UNITEHERE26) October 16, 2018
Taking our fight to Wall Street
Striking workers traveled to Wall Street in New York City to meet with the largest financial institutions in the world including BlackRock, State Street, Morgan Stanley and APG. All of these institutions are major shareholders of Marriott and of the companies that own our hotels. Nicole Drysdale, a Host at the San Francisco St Regis and Juan Medina and Tommy Ivory, Housemen in Westins in Boston, explained why we are on strike—including why One Job Should Be Enough, the devastating green choice programs, and that we want a say over new technology. Nicole, Tommy, and Juan urged these major investors to come off the sidelines and help resolve the issues behind the strike.
National Nurses United among dozens of unions doing turnout for our actions on Saturday! Solidarity is real in the labor movement
Nurses stand with the 8,000 Marriott hotel workers on strike across North America!
Join a rally this Saturday, Oct 20th to show solidarity and tell @Marriott: One job should be enough to pay bills, raise a family, and retire with dignity.#MarriottStrike #1Job #1u pic.twitter.com/81pkxPUxTM
— NationalNursesUnited (@NationalNurses) October 17, 2018
Local 5 members at Turtle Bay Resort show their solidarity for striking Marriott workers as the relay for One Job continues around the island!
Over 40 Turtle Bay Resort workers and @Marriott workers on strike turned out to sign wave across the street from Turtle Bay Resort, demanding that one job should be enough to live in #Hawaii. Strong show of solidarity for our #MarriottStrike ✊🏽 #1job #Relayfor1job pic.twitter.com/LoruaExYEg
— Unite Here! Local 5 #1job (@uniteherehawaii) October 17, 2018
Read about the growing consciousness among working people and collective action and how our strike is inspiring workers everywhere in this Christian Science Monitor piece.
Read this Skift article about the strikes, including this advice a labor relations expert had for Marriott:
“There’s a line in my business, in labor relations, which is that management gets the union it deserves,” Schurman said. “Management controls the balance of power and therefore the tenor of the relationship. Change the nature of the relationship. Think of the union as your partner. They want you to succeed. If you don’t succeed, they and their members won’t succeed. Signal the fact that you have respect for the people you work for. That will go a long way toward preventing strikes in the future.”
The Better Homes and Gardens Owners Retreat 2018 has moved from striking Local 5 hotels
Coalition Postpones Great Lakes Restoration Conference Due to Strike @ Healing Our Waters Coalition
The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition postponed its conference due to our strike. Director Todd Ames not only made the call, but joined us on the picket line. True solidarity. #MarriottStrike #1job pic.twitter.com/Wi3vCJtokN
— UNITEHERE! Local 24 (@UHLocal24) October 17, 2018
Kaiser Permanente moved the location of the 2018 LGBTQ National Symposium
The Sheet Metal workers union is showing abundant solidarity and has pulled rooms from a striking hotel too
Here is something to cheer you up Local 5 members. We have support from the sheet metal group that was staying at Sheraton Maui. Listen to his message.
Posted by Leipua Puloka on Monday, October 8, 2018
If we don’t get it, SHUT IT DOWN.