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Boston City Council Votes to Support Striking Marriott Workers

Council is encouraging all city employees to not sleep, eat or meet inside of Marriott-operated hotels while the labor dispute continues

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    Boston City Council Unanimously Votes to Support Striking Hotel Workers

    Striking hotel workers received a show of support from Boston City Council members on Wednesday when the city leaders unanimously voted to support Unite Here 26, a union of more than 1,500 Marriott employees who are on strike to demand higher wages and more work. Through the resolution, the council is encouraging all city employees to no longer eat or sleep at Marriott hotels and to join picket lines when they see them. 

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018)

    The Boston City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to support Unite Here 26, a union of more than 1,500 Marriott employees who have been on strike demanding higher wages and more work from the company.

    The workers are fighting to make enough money to live in Boston, not be forced to work a second job to make ends meet and be able to retire comfortably.

    Through the resolution, the council is encouraging all city employees to not sleep, eat or meet inside of Marriott-operated hotels while the labor dispute continues. The council is also suggesting its city employees should join ongoing picket lines that take place daily outside each of the city’s Marriott-operated hotels.

    Each council member stood in support of the resolution to align themselves with the employees, including council member Lydia Edwards.

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    “It takes bravery. It takes courage. It takes strength to walk a picket line and to do that publicly and to continue to do that days on end,” said Edwards.

    On Saturday, bus loads of Marriott employees will come into town to march at 2 p.m. The march will begin and end at Copley Square.

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