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Boston’s Striking Hotel Workers


The Executive Committee of the FSU wanted to make sure you all know about the ongoing strike of Boston's hotel workers.  At least 1500 members of Unite Here Local 26 went out on strike on October 3. Their main strike slogan--”One Job Should Be Enough”--speaks to a profound disjuncture between stagnant wages and the forbidding cost of living in the Boston area.  Strike organizers have issued a call for support from area unions, and the FSU Executive Committee has proudly joined dozens of other unions who support the action.  The Executive Committee has also responded to a request to contribute to the Strike Fund by making a small donation.   You can get updates on the strike on Twitter (@UNITEHERE26), Facebook  (@uniterherelocal26), or here

FSU members who want to demonstrate individual solidarity can also do one of these three things:

*Pledge not to cross the picket lines

*Make a contribution to the Strike Assistance Fund

*Stand in solidarity with workers on the picket lines from 7 to 7 every day at any of the seven hotels. 

Aloft Boston Seaport District, 401-403 D Street Boston 02210

Element Boston Seaport District, 391-395 D Street Boston 02210

Ritz-Carlton Boston, 10 Avery Street Boston, MA 02111

Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St. Boston, MA 02199

W Boston, 100 Stuart Street Boston, MA 02116

The Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02116

Westin Boston Waterfront 425 Summer Street Boston, MA 02110 

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