In a powerful display of solidarity, Crowne Plaza SFO Teamsters 856 members, accompanied by Scabby the Rat and dozens of Bay Area union members, rallied on Thursday, May 5, to protest and picket at the Crowne Plaza SFO hotel calling on the company to do the right thing and negotiate a fair contract.
“Seeing our unified effort on the picket line reminds us that we are not alone in our fight,” said Peter Finn, Teamsters 856 Principal Officer. “With our fellow Teamster members here today and the unwavering support of the labor movement, elected officials, and community members, we send a powerful message to the Crowne Plaza SFO: we are united and will not back down. Fair contract now.”
One week earlier, a picket was held Wednesday, April 26, as part of a series of actions in collaboration with UNITE HERE Local 2 to draw attention to the ongoing contract disputes against the Crowne Plaza SFO by both unions.
Teamsters 856 members at the Crowne Plaza SFO are embroiled in contract negotiations, fighting for a living wage and respect at work. Unfortunately, despite the deep pockets of its parent company, Upsky Hotels, the Crowne Plaza SFO has only offered disrespectful wage proposals that are under-market and do little to help the rising cost of living and inflation.
The Crowne Plaza and its investors have failed to bargain in good faith by repeatedly canceling meetings, refusing to be available for multiple negotiation sessions, and failing to have a decision-maker from Upsky at the bargaining table. We will not let it stand!
Teamsters Local 856 represents 43 members in housekeeping, payroll and accounting clerks, and front desk clerks at the Crowne Plaza SFO.
Thanks to everyone who has come to support our Crowne Plaza SFO members from UNITE HERE Local 2, Teamsters Joint Council 7, Teamsters 665, Teamsters Local 350, Stationary Engineers Local 39, San Mateo Labor Council, Burlingame Mayor Michael Brownrigg, and Burlingame City Councilmember Emily Beach and the entire community.