Battery Wharf Hotel Workers Return to Work
Westmont Hospitality agrees to wages, protections
BOSTON, MA — UNITE HERE Local 26 and the Battery Wharf Hotel, part-owned and operated by Westmont Hospitality Group, have reached a tentative agreement.
The contract contains sexual harassment protections including panic buttons, immigration protections, and technology protections. The Battery Wharf Hotel agreed to continued participation in the UNITE HERE Local 26 African American hiring taskforce, established in 2006 to fight discrimination in the hotel industry. The contract also guarantees affordable healthcare, raises, and a pension.
“I’m happy to have my union contract and go back to work,” said Serandou Kamara, ten-year room attendant at the Battery Wharf Hotel.
UNITE HERE Local 26 is the hospitality workers’ union and represents more than 12,000 members working in the hotel, food service, and airport industries in Boston and Rhode Island. Learn more at www.local26.org
UNITE HERE represents over 300,000 members working in the hotel, gaming, food service, and airport industries across the US and Canada. Learn more at www.unitehere.org.