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Seattle hotel boom marred by pickets

While Seattle is becoming one of the hottest hotel markets in the country, hundreds marched with picket signs at the Grand Hyatt Seattle in the first of a series of picket lines outside the boycotted hotel. Workers scrubbing toilets at the Grand Hyatt Seattle and Hyatt at Olive 8 called for a boycott over one […]

Seattle University food service workers unionize with UNITE HERE Local 8, ratify first contract.

SEATTLE, WA – After organizing to join UNITE HERE Local 8, food service workers at Seattle University  overwhelmingly ratified their first union contract on Wednesday. The 150 workers serving students and faculty at Seattle University are employed by Bon Appetit Management Company and will receive substantial pay increases, lower-cost health benefits, and numerous other improvements […]