FOR. ADAM? ADAM: EMILY, YOU MAY REMEMBER
LAST FALL BOSTON HAD HIS FIRST
EVER HOTEL STRIKE AND A GROUP OF
— AT A GROUP OF MARRIOTT
HOTELS. 75 WORKERS ARE DEMANDING BETTER
PAY AND BETTER WORKING
CONDITIONS SO THEY SAY THEY CAN
HAVE A BETTER LIFE. ♪
>>GUYS WOULD CLOCK OUT AND DO
FREE WORK IN THIS IS HOW THEY
TREATED US. ADAM: 75 UNION WORKERS WALKING
OFF THE JOB AT THE BATTERY WHARF
HOTEL CLAIMING THE COMPANY IS
NOT PAYING A FAIR WAGE AND WANTS
TO ELIMINATE CONTRACT LANGUAGE
FOR THINGS LIKE JOB SECURITY, SCHEDULING AND HEALTH CARE.>>I’VE HAD TO TAKE THREE JOBS
OVER THE LAST COUPLE YEARS JUST
TO PAY MY BILLS. WE’VE LOST, I HAVE TAKEN A PAY
CUT EVERY YEAR HIGH BEEN HERE. SINCE ONCE MORE TOOK — WSEST
MORE TOOK OVER. ADAM: THEY SAY THAT WORKERS LIKE
HOUSEKEEPERS AND FINDS —
AND FRONT DESK WORKERS HAVE HAD
ENOUGH.>>WE DID NOT EXPECT TO STRIKE
AT THIS HOTEL. ADAM: THE PROTEST LEFT GUESTS IN
THE LURCH. MARK AND LINDA PLAN TO VISIT
FROM D.C. BUT DECIDED TO STAY
ALSO.>>LO AND WE HOLD, THERE THEY
ARE. WE’LL BE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER
PLACE. ADAM: THAT EXACTLY WHAT SOME
MEMBERS OF BOSTON’S CITY COUNCIL
ARE CALLING FOR, SAYING IF THE
PROTEST EXTENDS INTO NEXT WEEK
THEY WILL PASS A RESOLUTION
ASKING PEOPLE TO STAY AWAY.>>TO CALL ON EVERYONE TO
BOYCOTT THIS HOTEL UNTIL THEY
TREAT WORKERS WITH RESPECT AND
DIGNITY THEY DESERVE.>>THESE WORKERS ARE EXTERNALLY
ORGANIZED, THEY ARE EXTERNALLY
AGITATED AND THEY ARE WILLING TO
DO WHATEVER IT TAKES FOR AS LONG
AS IT TAKES.>>THEY CHARGE BIG MONEY FOR
THESE ROOMS. IT IS NOT RIGHT. HEY THE HOUSEKEEPERS LIVABLE
WAGE. ADAM: MEANTIME THE HOTEL AND ITS
OWNER THE WESTMONT HOTEL AT THE
GROUP DID NOT RESPOND TO OUR
REQUEST FOR COMMENT. THE WORKERS SAY THEY WILL BE OUT
HERE EVERY DAY FROM 7 A.M. TO 7
P.M. UNTIL THEY GET A DEAL. LI