A union representing striking workers at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit claims to have ratified a contract between the workers and the hotel.
A statement from Unite Here Local 24 states that the workers have signed a contract with the hotel operated by Marriott International Inc. of Bethesda, MD. The union statement on Saturday night mentioned progress in wages, health care, benefits and working conditions, but did not say anything.
The union said it will not provide any further information about the deal until the other six cities where Marriott hotel workers strike strike have reached agreements.
Messages left by a spokesman for the hotel and another of its parent companies were not returned immediately.
Nearly all 160 housekeepers, waiters, door guards, and cooks represented by the Detroit-based Hospitality Union left home on October 7. The treaties of the Union ended on 30 June.
The hotel had remained open during the strike, but it cost the Book-Cadillac a scheduled conference of the Atlantic Media CityLab, the Aspen Institute and the Bloomberg Philanthropies, which took place this week. This conference was relocated to the Marriott Hotel of the Renaissance Center. Business Leaders for Michigan moved their Michigan CEO Summit, which took place on Thursday, to the Cobo Center.
Local 24 represents around 7,000 hospitality, foodservice, and airport service employees in Michigan and Ohio. The union said when the strike began, the Detroit workers were among the some 5,000 workers on whom Unite Here had struck in Marriott jobs across the country. Other locations include San Francisco, Boston, San Jose and San Diego, Honolulu and Maui, according to union spokespersons.