Striking Marriott workers will return to work Wednesday with new contract
Striking Marriott employees will return to work Wednesday after members of the union representing the workers overwhelmingly approved a new contract Saturday with the hotel chain.
“We have taken a tremendous step forward in the direction of one job being enough for hotel workers in this city,” Brian Lang, president of Unite Here Local 26, told reporters inside the Hynes Convention Center, where votes were being tallied following a union meeting late Saturday afternoon.
Lang declined to release specific details of the agreement until the remaining 5,000 Marriott workers who are still on strike in San Francisco and two locations in Hawaii settle their contracts. In all, 8,000 Marriott workers walked off the job this fall, and agreements have been reached in four other cities — Detroit, San Jose, Oakland, and San Diego.
In a statement to the Globe early Saturday afternoon, Marriott officials confirmed they had reached an agreement with the union.
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