Friday, September 19, 2008

Hotel Workers At Renaissance Hotel Get First Union Contract

Workers at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel ratified their first union contract. The union reached a contract after a year of negotiations, and a 6 year battle for union recognition. When the hotel was opened in 2001 workers signed an organizing agreement with hotel operators, then many signed union cards which led to the protracted legal battle. The contract brings workers wages and benefits within range of other unionized hotels in the city. Members of the union will receive improvements in the quality of health insurance coverage and a reduction in worker co premiums. as well as wage increases, hourly employer contributions to retirement plans, and enhanced job security.

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