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October 13, 2011
Hospitality workers rally over labor talks
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

More than 100 unionized hospitality workers at several hotels and entertainment venues Downtown held a rally on Wednesday to focus attention on labor contract talks.

Unite Here Local 57, which represents more than 1,500 area workers, walked from Mellon Square to Consol Energy Center, where about 650 members work. Local 57 is in the midst of negotiations at the Consol Energy Center, the Omni William Penn, Westin Convention Center Hotel, the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel and the Renaissance Hotel, union organizer Benjamin Albert said.

The union is seeking increases in wages and improvements in contract language, he said. Aramark, the food service provider at Consol Energy Center, said in a statement it is "hopeful that we will reach an agreement soon."



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