Thousands of Marriott hotel workers in San Francisco go on strike
SFGate -

Nearly 2,500 workers walked off their jobs Thursday morning from seven Marriott hotels in downtown San Francisco to call for higher wages, workplace safety and job security.

Picket lines were formed outside the Courtyard Marriott Downtown, the Marriott Marquis, the Marriott Union Square, the Palace Hotel, the St. Regis, the W. and the Westin St. Francis, according to UNITE HERE Local 2, a union that represents 89 percent of the workers.

The dispute came after a contentious contract negotiation...

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