Detroit hotel workers reach contract deal, end strike

Published: Nov. 5, 2018 at 8:51 AM EST
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A union whose workers were on strike at Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac hotel has reached a new contract.

Unite Here Local 24 said the 160 workers it represents, including servers, front desk workers and housekeepers, earned less than other Detroit hotel employees.

The local announced Saturday that an agreement was ratified after the strike started Oct. 7. It says the deal includes "historic progress" on wages, benefits and working conditions.

Local 24 President Nia Winston says in a statement: "One job should be enough."

Marriott workers also walked out last month in Boston, San Francisco, Honolulu and some other cities. About 6,000 workers at 26 hotels in Chicago went on strike in September, though most returned to work after reaching new contracts with Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and other operators.