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Union Victory in Puerto Rico

When members of Unite Here Local 610 in Puerto Rico entered into a contract fight with Hilton in June 2009, the life of their union was hanging by a thread.

The new contract that was ratified in February 2010 saved their union. It stopped decades of decline and concession bargaining. It significantly raised the members’ standard of living and greatly increased their power.

Recap of negotiations in Puerto Rico

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.

Delegating human resources in Puerto Rico

A delegation of Condado Plaza housekeeping employees, led by Bolivar Santiago, a negotiating committee member, confronted management on Friday to demand that supervisor Yaidica Zerraza apologize for the disrespectful and illegal comments she made in the morning briefing.

Hotel strike likely in Puerto Rico

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.

At the Negotiating Table in Puerto Rico

Check out photos from negotiations in the contract fight against Hilton in Puerto Rico.

Union in Puerto Rico makes economic demands

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.

First 3 days of negotiations in Puerto Rico

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.

Hilton workers in Puerto Rico ratify contract by 97 percent

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.

Five days of negotiations in Puerto Rico: Slow pace, some progress

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.

HTC, Local 6 and UNITE HERE Join in Relief Effort in Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria rampaged across Puerto Rico on September 20, leaving an unimaginable trail of destruction, HTC, Local 6 and UNITE HERE joined in a relief effort to assist members of the hotel union there, Local 610.

Countdown to strike in Puerto Rico: Demonstrations, negotiations & strike vote scheduled

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.

Uniting to protest

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.

Hilton hotel employees march through Condado

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.

Hotel conflict right in the middle of high season

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.

Hotel Workers Walkathon Raises Cash for City Harvest

Many hungry New Yorkers—and hurricane victims in Puerto Rico—will benefit because of the caring effort of hundreds of New York City hotel industry employees on Sunday, October 1.

Hundreds of hotel workers rally against Hilton at Conrad Condado Plaza Hotel

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.

For immediate release: Rallies begin today in front of Hilton hotels in San Juan

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.

Soviet-Style “Justice” at the Condado Plaza

This week, managers at the Condado Plaza reached new lows of injustice by resorting to the barbaric practice of inflicting collective punishment on innocent employees for the suspected act of one unknown person.