: News

Filed Under:

Hotel Workers Push For Union, Encourage Boycott

Play associated audio

By Peter Granitz

Hotel workers in Arlington are protesting what they call employer abuses. They say two hotels in Crystal City are violating their rights as workers.

Corina Williams says she worked at the Hilton for twenty seven years, fist cleaning rooms and later in customer service, but was laid off last year.

Williams joined a few dozen activists, union organizers and other workers Saturday evening, marching alongside Jefferson Davis Highway from the Hilton Hotel to the Sheraton.

Workers at the Sheraton say they're trying to organize a union but management intimidates them. Williams says she'll continue to protest - until she gets her job back and others can join the union.

"We're not too tired to fight. They have to be tired. Cold - never. If the snow is coming, we're coming. It doesn't matter what the problem is in the street, we're coming to fight," says Williams.

Workers at the Sheraton are encouraging would-be patrons to stay elsewhere. A spokesperson for H.E.I., the company that owns the Sheraton, did not return requests for comment.


Aviator Beryl Markham Soars Again In 'Paris Wife' Author's New Book

"It is my fate to illuminate the lives of these one-of-a-kind notable women that have been somehow forgotten by history," says Paula McClain. She shines her spotlight on Markham in Circling the Sun.

At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.

SuperPACs Report Their Funds — And The Numbers Are Staggering

SuperPACs released their latest funding numbers Friday, and already it's clear that the committees' roles in 2016 will be gargantuan.

Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.