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Angry Workers Picket San Francisco Hotels

Hotel worker union members picketed in front of the Westin St. Francis at 335 Powell St. starting early Wednesday in an effort to bring attention to the union’s hotel boycott, a spokeswoman for Unite Here Local 2 said. The union began its boycott of seven hotels, including the Westin St. Francis, the Grand Hyatt, and the Hilton, just before August 2009 when the union began renegotiations for expiring contracts between 61 hotels and 9,000 Local 2 members, union spokeswoman Riddhi Mehta said.