On October 4, nearly 2,500 workers walked off the job at seven Marriott hotels. Their strike has continued night and day since then as they fight to change the direction of service sector jobs in San Francisco. On Saturday, December 1st the Bay Area Labor Movement is coming out to support these workers.
ONE JOB SHOULD BE ENOUGH
Too many people must work two or even three jobs just to make ends meet.
Our city is becoming one of the hardest places to live, as working people’s wages fall farther behind. And when we work long hours to pay the bills, it’s our families and our communities that suffer. Big companies like Marriott can afford to pay enough for us to live in the city where we work – we’re fighting to make them.
Everyone deserves a job they can depend on and that doesn’t ruin their body. Marriott and other hotel companies constantly figure out how to make more money with fewer workers. They even do this by pretending to care about our environment. Marriott’s “Green Choice” program, for example, encourages guests to reject room cleaning services. But what that really means is we get called in to work less often, and the job is even harder on our bodies when we do.
San Franciscans need jobs that are safe, secure, and enough to make ends meet. Marriott workers have taken up that fight and won’t stop until we win!
Saturday, December 1st at 11 AM
Local 2 Justice Plaza (Market Street/Yerba Buena Lane)
Let’s show Marriott that San Francisco is a union town.