Westin Book Cadillac Detroit hotel workers vote to strike

Posted at 12:03 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 12:20:25-04

A group of workers at the Westin Book Cadillac voted Monday to hold a strike against Marriott. 

The downtown Detroit hotel is operated by Marriott International Inc. 

Nearly 98 percent of the 160 housekeepers, cooks, and door attendants represented by the Union Here Local 24 union voted to approve a strike at any time, according to a report by Crain's Business. 

"Months of excruciatingly slow negotiations with the Marriott-operated Westin Book Cadillac have gotten us only insulting and disrespectful proposals," Unite Here Local 24 President Nia Winston said in the release. "Now is the time to move forward towards economic fairness, real job security, and respect on the job."

Contracts between the Local 24 union and the Westin Book Cadillac expired on June 30. According to Crain's, the employees are among 8,500 hospitality workers in U.S. Marriott hotels to approve strikes in recent days.