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- Casino unions OK strike option
October 18, 2003. Detroit Free Press
Casino workers voted overwhelmingly Friday--95 percent--to authorize a strike against Detroit's three casinos, if their union leaders call for one. As workers streamed into Cobo Hall throughout the day Friday to vote, union leaders and casino officials continued to meet behind closed doors at the Renaissance Center nearby, trying to agree on a new contract.
- Casino unions plan strike vote today
October 17, 2003. Detroit Free Press
Barring a last-minute settlement, employees at Detroit's three casinos were scheduled to vote today on whether to strike. The 3-year contract covering five unions and 5,900 workers at the casinos expired at 11:59 p.m. Thursday. Voting is to take place at Cobo Hall today in three shifts.
- Claremont Union Rally Draws Major Turnout
October 17, 2003. Berkeley Daily Planet
Workers at the Claremont Hotel were joined by scores of supporters Wednesday as they rallied in front of the resort to dramatize their long-running battle to force the Claremont to negotiate new contracts for workers throughout the resort.
- Yale Buckles
October 13, 2003. In These Times
Angela Aponte’s job at Yale University was to help break a strike. Instead, she and 12 other Latino replacement workers walked off their jobs on September 12, and helped members of Locals 34 and 35 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees (HERE) win their struggle for higher wages, improved job security and decent pensions.
- Turtle Bay workers shout their grievances
October 12, 2003. Pacific Business News
Workers at the Turtle Bay Resort have alerted PGA officials of a labor dispute at the resort on Oahu's North Shore -- by waving banners and handing out leaflets to arriving golfers.
- Labor board targets Congress hotel: Alleges unfair treatment of striking workers
October 8, 2003. Chicago Business
The Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has filed an unfair labor practices complaint against the Congress Plaza hotel, saying hotel management has failed to bargain in good faith with union workers who have been striking since June 15.
December 31, 1969.
- After Measure T failure, city is feeling the pressure for La Bahia
December 31, 1969. Mercury News
SANTA CRUZ -- As city leaders look to make major budget cuts and possibly lay off staff after the failure of Measure T last week, some union workers and city leaders are wondering whether to support a controversial project that could save future city jobs, but which their labor counterparts oppose.
- Housekeeping's pain
December 31, 1969. Philadelphia Inquirer
Those comfy, thick comforters. The 300-count fine bed linens triple-sheeted on king-size beds with newer, heavy mattresses. Extra pillows. Robes, slippers, plush bath sheets. Refrigerators and coffee pots in every room.
It's heaven for hotel guests.
Not so much for the housekeepers.
- Boycott against Crowne Plaza
December 31, 1969. The Record
By Douglass Crouse
A group of mayors and state legislators has pledged to boycott the Crowne Plaza Secaucus-Meadowlands until the hotel settles a long-running contract dispute with its union workers. A National Labor Relations Board panel in January upheld a ruling against the Rosdev Group that found it had illegally denied employees their due sick and vacation time and threatened to "get rid of the union."