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Hotel workers may strike by the thousands in three cities

by C.P. Pandya

Sept. 14, 2004 – Thousands of hotel workers in three cities said they are preparing to strike against their employers, in a unified stance to demand wages to meet urban living standards, benefits and stricter rules on workload. A key demand among the thousands of bell hops, housekeeping workers and front door hosts in Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco is a contract that would expire at the same time as those of their counterparts in six other cities and all of Hawaii -- a move that would give the workers more leverage to bargain for workplace rights and fair wage and labor standards.

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