DC hotel workers march for better wages, better workload – DC News Now | Washington, DC

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WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — Over 1,000 unionized D.C. hotel workers rallied for higher wages and better workloads Wednesday.

Workers marched in Northwest D.C. as UNITE HERE Local 25 has been working to bargain for its new contract with 22 hotels in D.C.

According to a news release, despite the hotel industry rebounding after the pandemic, hotel workers say their wages are not high enough to support their families and they are still understaffed, leading to heavier workloads.

“For these hotels, it’s been a record year for the hotels and we deserve a big raise here. These inflations really hurt their families and they need a increase in wage and increase in pensions to keep up with that,” one protestor told DC News Now.

UNITE HERE Local 25 represents over 7,000 hospitality workers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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