Westin Saint Francis Hotel union workers strike

Union workers at the Westin Saint Francis Hotel have walked off the job and started a three-day strike.

November 18, 2009 10:05:08 AM PST
Hotel workers in San Francisco began a three-day strike early this morning at one of the city's premiere hotels, the third such strike in as many weeks.

Approximately 650 hotel workers and members of Unite Here Local 2 walked off the job at the Westin St. Francis in Union Square at 4 a.m. today, union leaders said.

Similar strikes occurred earlier this month at the city's Grand Hyatt and Palace hotels. Union leaders said workers are concerned with reductions in health and retirement benefits being asked for by hotel management.

The strike is planned to last until the first shift on Saturday morning.