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NEWS
March 5, 1990 | SUSAN ESSOYAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A strike at 11 major Hawaii hotels is expected to drag on for at least a week, and replacement workers are being flown to the islands to make beds and meals for thousands of tourists. "We're prepared to operate for weeks if need be," said William Crawford, executive director of the Council of Hawaii Hotels. Contract talks between the council and the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union broke off Saturday.
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NEWS
March 4, 1990 | Associated Press
Thousands of workers at some of Hawaii's biggest hotels walked off the job Saturday, leaving some guests without fresh sheets and towels and otherwise disrupting the state's $6-billion-a-year tourist industry. Many hotels were forced to cut back on meal and room services as managers scrambled to take the places of strikers.
NEWS
January 30, 1990 | Associated Press
Striking hotel workers briefly closed the main street downtown Monday night in a noisy sit-in that ended with the arrests of 74 demonstrators, police said. The strikers linked arms and sat in a circle in the middle of "Glitter Gulch" on Fremont Street near Binion's Horseshoe Club, where Culinary Union workers have struck in a contract dispute. About 30 police officers arrested the strikers after they refused to disband. There was no violence.
NEWS
January 28, 1990 | From Associated Press
Hotel workers struck Binion's Horseshoe Club on Saturday, with hundreds of angry pickets chanting slogans and taunting tourists who entered the hotel and casino. "Come on out, losers," one picket yelled at tourists entering the casino. "Shame on you, you slimy scabs. We don't need you here." About 300 pickets fanned out at entrances to the hotel-casino, which covers a square block in the heart of the city's downtown Glitter Gulch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1989 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
A prolonged power struggle between a large hotel chain and a labor union that represents thousands of low-wage immigrant workers escalated Tuesday with the arrest of 11 union members who refused police orders to end a noisy demonstration in the lobby of the Hyatt Wilshire.
NEWS
March 23, 1989
Tourists flocked to Yosemite National Park after park concession workers overwhelmingly approved a new labor contract. The ratification vote eliminated the threat of a strike by hundreds of hotel, recreational, custodial and retail workers in the park during the usually busy Easter Week. Union members voted 301 to 14 to accept the new, three-year contract with Yosemite Park and Curry Co. The pact includes a 10.
NEWS
March 21, 1989
A tentative contract settlement was reached between the Yosemite Park and Curry Co. and the national park's unionized restaurant and hotel workers, who had threatened to go on strike today. Union members instead planned to meet today to vote on the proposed three-year contract. John Poimiroo, a spokesman for the Curry Co.
NEWS
July 27, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
About 1,700 dietary workers, housekeepers, laundry workers, licensed vocational nurses and technicians struck seven Bay Area hospitals Tuesday. Officials said that patients would not be affected by the walkout, although union spokesmen disputed that. Meanwhile, negotiations between six of the hospitals and a union representing 2,000 registered nurses continued. The registered nurses have set a strike deadline for next Tuesday. Picket lines went up at 6 a.m.
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