Hospitality Workers Rally in Seattle
July 22, 2011
More than 600 hotel workers and their supporters rallied in front of the Westin Hotel in Downtown Seattle on July 22 while 150 people gathered in front of the SeaTac Doubletree to support hotel workers who are fighting for livable wages, job security, safe working conditions, and respect on the job.
Workers from Seattle-area hotels were joined by community supporters and labor groups, including members of AFTRA (the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) who are staying at the Westin as part of their national convention.
This summer, union contracts covering over 1,400 workers have expired. The affected hotels and restaurants include the Westin, Edgewater, Seattle Hilton, Washington Athletic Club, Space Needle, SeaTac Hilton, and the Doubletree.
For more information, visit UNITE HERE Local 8 on the web by clicking here.