Union hotel workers picket D.C.‘s Madison Hotel

NYHTC — February 02, 2011

Members of Unite Here Local 25 who work at the Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C., have been picketing the hotel since Monday, January 31, 2011. They are protesting the new owner's refusal to honor their existing union contract, which covers 150 workers. Twenty-five workers have been laid off since Jamestown, an asset investment and management company headquartered in Atlanta, took over the hotel on January 19.

According to the Washington Post, Jamestown intends to proceed with an expensive and extensive renovation of the property, to be carried out in phases beginning this spring.

Parks, James. Workers Picket Madison Hotel After Owners Refuse to Honor Contract. AFL-CIO blog. February 2, 2011