Support them by signing a pledge to honor the strike line, and joining in Jan. 18 picket
SEATTLE (Jan. 15, 2020) — Workers at the Edgewater Hotel represented by UNITE HERE Local 8 have been in contract negotiations for more than seven months. A 93 percent majority of them voted to strike because hotel management is asking its employees to accept wages below other downtown hotels and refuses to secure their jobs if the hotel is sold. Management also has lashed out at workers as they exercise their union rights and has hired private security guards.
Edgewater employees are dedicated to their hotel’s success and providing guests with excellent service. A number of them have worked at the hotel for decades. But since 2010, their wages have not kept up with the cost of living in Seattle, even as Edgewater revenues have grown by more than 70 percent.
TAKE A STAND! — Edgewater Hotel workers are ready to strike because they cannot accept insecurity and unfair wages. Here are two ways you can support them: 1) Please sign this pledge to let Edgewater management know that you will not cross a picket line. 2) Join Edgewater workers as they picket outside the hotel on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at 2411 Alaskan Way in Seattle.
Thank you for standing in solidarity with the Edgewater Hotel employees.