This is a cross-post from Union City by Chris Garlock, communications director of the Metropolitan Washington [D.C.] Council, AFL-CIO.
After weeks of picketing hotels across the District of Columbia and months of contract negotiations, area hotel workers have won groundbreaking contracts, says UNITEHERE! Local 25 Executive Secretary-Treasurer John Boardman.
For weeks, hotel workers with bright “UNITEHERE!” signs have popped up outside hotels across the metro area as UNITEHERE! Local 25 battled for far-reaching goals at more than 20 hotels. Boardman told Union City:
We had five goals for this negotiation round and we reached them all.