Related Issues: Puerto Rico

2010 Hilton contract victory in Puerto Rico: Our fight in pictures
NYHTC, February 17, 2010 - [more...]

Hilton workers in Puerto Rico ratify contract by 97 percent
Noticias desde la Gastronomica, January 31, 2010 - The new union contracts were ratified at the Caribe Hilton, the Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza, and the El San Juan Hotel and Casino in Puerto Rico, on Saturday, January 30, 2010, by a combined majority of 97.28 percent. [more...]

Uniting to protest
Puerto Rico Daily Sun, December 19, 2009 - Members of the gastronomic union Local 610 staged a protest Saturday in front of the El San Juan Hotel and Casino in Isla Verde, marking the third straight day of manifestations against their employer, the Blackstone Group, which owns the property and several others on the island. The workers are claiming better wages, working conditions and a new collective bargaining agreement. [more...]

Empleados de cuatro hoteles ir­an a huelga
El Nuevo Dia, December 19, 2009 - En plena temporada alta en los hoteles del Pa­s, cerca de 1,200 empleados de los hoteles Caribe Hilton, Conrad Condado Plaza, Radisson Ambassador Plaza y el Hotel San Juan podro­an quedarse de brazos cados de aprobar un voto de huelga el proximo martes, cuando se espera continuar las negociaciones entre la Union Gastronomica Local 610 y la gerencia de dichas hospederas. [more...]

Hilton hotel employees march through Condado
Puerto Rico Daily Sun, December 17, 2009 - Hundreds of Caribe Hilton, Conrad Condado Plaza and El San Juan Hotel and Casino employees on Thursday marched through the Condado, protesting low wages, poor health care benefits, abusive practices, unsanitary and unsafe working conditions, as well as violations of federal labor laws. [more...]

Hundreds of hotel workers rally against Hilton at Conrad Condado Plaza Hotel
NYHTC, December 17, 2009 - San Juan's Ashford Avenue was closed off by police on Thursday, as hundreds of hotel workers chanted and marched in the street to protest Hilton's low wages, poor healthcare benefits, abusive managers, unsafe working conditions and violations of federal labor law. [more...]

Hotel employees to protest Blackstone policies
Caribbean Business, December 16, 2009 - Dozens of unionized employees of the Caribe Hilton, Condado Plaza and El San Juan hotels will stage demonstrations over the next three days to protest work conditions at the beachfront properties owned and/or managed by the Blackstone Group. [more...]

For immediate release: Rallies begin today in front of Hilton hotels in San Juan
NYHTC, December 16, 2009 - Hundreds of hotel workers of the Caribe Hilton, Condado Plaza and the El San Juan hotels will be holding a series of protests and marches December 17, 18 and 19. [more...]

Hotel conflict right in the middle of high season
El Nuevo Dia, December 14, 2009 - A total of 1,216 union employees from four major hotels in Puerto Rico will be protesting against their employers between Thursday and Saturday, for what they consider to be violations of their rights and unfair treatment. [more...]

Media advisory: Hotel workers to hold series of protests at Hilton Hotels
NYHTC, December 10, 2009 - Unite Here Local 610 represents more than 1,100 employees at three San Juan area Hilton hotels: the Conrad Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel, the Caribe Hilton Hotel, and the El San Juan Hilton Hotel & Casino. The National Labor Relations Board has issued complaints against Hilton for failing to negotiate in good faith with the workers and for intimidating and coercing them. [more...]

Countdown to strike in Puerto Rico: Demonstrations, negotiations & strike vote scheduled
NYHTC, December 10, 2009 - Three major demonstrations, three more negotiating sessions, and a strike authorization vote have been scheduled for the next two weeks, giving Hilton Hotels Corporation one last chance to reach a contract settlement with hotel workers in Puerto Rico and avoid a strike. [more...]

Hotel strike likely in Puerto Rico
NYHTC, November 22, 2009 - The latest round of contract negotiations between Hilton and Local 610, which lasted three days, started off well, but ended badly. The first two sessions, held November 11 and 12, were productive. They began by revisiting the union's economic proposal, which had been put on hold temporarily while the union waited for quotes from insurance companies for an improved health plan for employees of the Condado Plaza and El San Juan Hotel and Casino. [more...]

At the Negotiating Table in Puerto Rico
NYHTC, November 19, 2009 - Check out photos from negotiations in the contract fight against Hilton in Puerto Rico. [more...]

Recap of negotiations in Puerto Rico
Noticias desde la Gastronómica, November 12, 2009 - Today Hilton submitted their economic counter proposal to union negotiators. Hilton negotiators did not come prepared to discuss how they costed out their economic proposal. [more...]

Union in Puerto Rico makes economic demands
Noticias desde la Gastronómica , November 5, 2009 - Union contract negotiations took place on Friday October 15 at the ILA building. On Thursday, the day before the negotiations, the Union's Negotiating Committee met and agreed on an initial wage proposal consisting of: an across-the- board raise of $.60 per hour for non-tipped employees and $.30 per hour for tipped employees, and a plan for closing the wide gap between wage rates paid to employee within the same job classifications. [more...]

Negotiations, Boricua style
Noticias desde la Gastronomica, November 5, 2009 - Despite the fact that the union and management are still far from an agreement and that a strike is very possible, a joyous atmosphere characterized the workers' mood at the latest contract negotiating session on October 15th at the ILA building. [more...]

Five days of negotiations in Puerto Rico: Slow pace, some progress
Noticias desde la Gastronomica, September 28, 2009 - Union negotiations with Hilton, began on September 9th and lasted for 5 days. Held in the Colegio de Abogados, on Ave Ponce de Leon, the negotiations were heavily attended by employees from the three Hilton hotels. [more...]

First 3 days of negotiations in Puerto Rico
Noticias desde la Gastronomica, September 13, 2009 - Three days of extremely slow and contentious contract negotiations between the Union and Hilton have yielded some significant progress, but have also made clear that the road to a final agreement will be very difficult. [more...]

Hilton’s dysfunctional team of “negotiators”
Noticias desde la Gastronomica, September 13, 2009 - One of the most disturbing and worrisome problems plaguing the negotiations is the unwillingness and/or inability of management's "negotiators" to make decisions and to engage in real dialogue with the Union. [more...]

Union confronts management with facts
Noticias desde la Gastronomica, September 13, 2009 - Seeking to completely replace many of the most important sections of the contract (including the grievance and arbitration procedure, union visitation rights, and other fundamental contract enforcement provisions) the Union came to negotiations well-prepared to justify its demands. [more...]

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