Labor trouble trickling down the Calif. coast

While San Jose may have benefitted from San Francisco's labor woes up until now, taking on the meetings that didn't want to deal with the UNITE HERE labor union picketing of SF hotels. Now, according to hotelbusiness_online, labor troubles are coming their way, too.

Labor strife in the hotel industry is moving down the Coast from San Francisco to San Jose where unionized workers are now in talks with three South Bay hotels. The major issue here is health care insurance and the employers would like employees contribute more to the coverage.

The union has warned this past week that the hotel labor strife entering its ninth month in San Francisco could spread to San Jose if hotels here follow through on threats to make employees pay significantly more for health care coverage.

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