Union: Workers ratify contract and end hotel strike in Boston


BOSTON (AP) – A union said a 45-day strike by Marriott hotel workers in Boston ended after workers ratified a new contract.

The Unite Here Local 26 union announced on Saturday that workers approved the agreement during the afternoon vote. Details have not been released, but union representatives say the contract deals with wages, job security and other issues.

A Marriott International spokeswoman confirmed the deal and said Marriott officials are eager to get the workers back.

More than 1,500 union members at seven Marriott hotels went on strike in early October, after months seeking better wages in contractual negotiations. Organizers called the city's first hotel strike.

More than 5,000 Marriott employees in San Francisco and Hawaii continue to strike, while deals have been made in several other cities that have ended strikes.



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