hotels

“What do you do for a living?”

A tale of toil by Frank Edgewick, a guest services agent in an American hotel.

Day of Solidarity: Portland, Seattle & San Francisco

Seattle Solidarity Network action, Hotel Max in Seattle, 29 April 2011

On 29 April 2011 pickets took place in 3 West Coast cities in solidarity with workers at San Francisco's Hotel Frank.

1974: Cedar Rapids Strike Continues

Description of a Cedar Rapids, Iowa hotel strike in 1974. From Free Flowing (December 1974 Volume 2 Number 1).

Pearl Continental Workers End Sit-in, Hunger Strike as Crisis Forces Management Response

Two hundred union members occupying the basement of the Pearl Continental Karachi Hotel ended their 25-day sit-in on Saturday night, March 20 when a direct representative of the hotel's owner directly intervened in the conflict for the first time ever in the more than 8-year history of the conflict.

China: three days of rioting over suspicious death

Residents of Shishou clash with riot police

Residents of the city of Shishou in the central province of Hubei fought police and set fire to a hotel after authorities labeled the death of a chef at a hotel a “suicide”.

Jamaican labour minister intervenes to try and avert hotel strike

William Alexander Bustamante - founder of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union

Labour Minister Derrick Kellier has scheduled a meeting for tomorrow with contractors, as well as the two major trade unions representing the more than 2,000 workers at the Fiesta Hotel site in Hanover, in light of a threat by disgruntled workers to lock down the project.

Iraqi hotel workers win unpaid wages

Sheraton hotel, Baghdad

The workers of Sheraton hotel, Baghdad, went on strike for two days last week demanding their overdue salaries and other unpaid benefits.

Murder of hotel worker leads to widespread protest in western China

Demonstration outside the Nest Business Hotel, where bar worker Yang Daili was raped and murdered

A small regional town in Sichuan province in western China has become the latest site for the vast number of protests occurring across the country in response to people’s discontent with rampant corruption and government impunity.

Occupied Bauen Hotel - the struggle continues

If this story sounds vaguely familiar, it may be because Labourstart ran a campaign last year in support of workers in Argentina who, faced with a mismanaged business about to close decided to take matters into their own hands.