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New Westin owner recognizes hotel employee union, report says

Release Date: 2017-09-07

The new owner of the iconic Westin Long Beach Hotel, scene of multiple labor protests and picket lines, has extended union recognition to the hotel’s workers, according to a news release issued Thursday.

And the workers are poised to begin negotiations with management concerning pay, benefits and working conditions, a release from the office of Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce stated.

The development is the culmination of a very visible labor dispute in recent years that was marked by protests, calls for a boycott and a lawsuit alleging poor working conditions.

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