Several San Francisco supervisors are voicing support for the 2,300 hotel workers whose strike against Marriott hotels in the city is now entering its second week.
Leaders of Unite Here Local 2, the union representing kitchen workers, bartenders, bellmen and others at seven hotels in the city, say the strike that began Oct. 4 is not expected to end any time soon.
The walkout is linked to similar labor actions against the hotel chain in other Bay Area cities and around the nation. Union leaders say they want better wages and job security, among other things.
On Friday, supervisors Hillary Ronen, Ahsha Safai and Vallie Brown endorsed the strike and advocated for the workers.
"An incredibly profitable company like Marriott, whose CEO earns millions and millions of dollars a year, should be able to pay their workers enough so that they can work one job," Ronen said in an interview.