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Nearly 2,500 San Francisco hotel workers strike amid crumbling contract negotiations

Katie Burke
American City Business Journals
Nearly 2,500 San Francisco hotel workers strike amid crumbling contract negotiations

Nearly 2,500 hotel workers hit the picket line in downtown San Francisco as negotiations for higher wages and improved working conditions crumbled. Following months of negotiations and more than three weeks since authorizing a strike, workers from seven Marriott (NASDAQ: MAR) properties walked out during one of the city's peak tourism seasons. Local 2 — the San Francisco and San Mateo counties' chapter of the Unite Here hospitality workers union — said this is the largest hotel workers' strike in the city in decades.