Detroit hotel workers picket for higher wages

detroithotel_0109“The poverty-level wages paid to workers at the Fort Shelby Doubletree Hotel are unacceptable,” charged UNITE HERE Local 24, which held a spirited picket on Dec. 20. The local has been picketing the nonunion downtown Detroit hotel on a regular basis. Several similar hotels have been targeted for their unwillingness to meet with the union and for their inferior wages and benefits. Union housekeepers typically earn two to four dollars an hour more than what these high-end hotels pay their workers.