COMMUNITY BRIEFING: Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport Negotiations, Thursday, December 16, 12pm

Support Workers’ Fight for Job Security Protections

Join UNITE HERE! Local 8 and our members at the Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport for a “Happy Holidays to ALL” community briefing on Thursday, December 16th at 12:00 pm in front of the Red Lion.  We will update our allies on the Red Lion workers’ fight for job security protections after more than six months of negotiations.

The workers, many of whom have worked at the Red Lion for over a decade, are fighting for contract language that would protect their jobs and their union if the hotel or restaurant (Gregory’s) were to be sold or if a subcontractor took over the work. The company has maintained its strong opposition to language that would protect these long-term employees from having the quality of their jobs eroded if the hotel were to contract out the restaurant to a separate company.  In fact, the company is planning to do just that – get rid of the restaurant without protecting their workers.

The hotel has never claimed to be unprofitable; they want to kick these workers to the curb to make even greater profits.  The only way they can do that is to try to gut the wage and benefit package for union members by contracting out their jobs.

It is time for the Red Lion to understand that their employees are part of our community and that the community, including other unions, will fight for these workers to keep their family wage jobs.

Please join us in front of the hotel (18220 International Boulevard, SeaTac) on Thursday, December 16th at 12:00 pm to show your support for these workers and to wish the Red Lion “Happy Holidays for ALL.”

Call Sarah Warren at (206) 470-2978 to confirm your attendance.

Please utilize force majeure language in all contracts with the Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport to protect your organization in the event of a labor dispute, including a boycott, and check with UNITE HERE! Local 8 before booking new business. Stay tuned regarding the official launch of a worker-called boycott.