L.A. hotel workers win big

LA mayor elect Villaraigosa helped broker an agreement between the hotel unions and hotels. The workers got about everything they asked for! 

The proposed contract would expire Nov. 30, 2006, a key victory for union leaders who have insisted that their pact should expire about the same time as union contracts with hotel operators in other major cities.

When the current contract expires, it will now expire on the same day across the nation, something which gives the union much more clout and leverage, as any future strike will now be nationwide, not just local.

“The workers who have heard about it this morning are ecstatic,” Walsh said in a phone interview from union headquarters, with loud cheers ringing in the background.