Entries by Michelle Travis

BREAKING: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Workers Issue 72-hour Strike Notice

Strike looms at premier convention hotel during busy season Richmond, BC – Sheraton Vancouver Airport (YVR) workers issued 72-hour strike notice to management at noon today. The workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 40, will be in a legal strike position as of Monday afternoon. This comes after 88% of the Sheraton YVR staff – […]

Job Posting:  YVR Airport Justice Organizer 

The organizer for the YVR Airport Justice Organizer will be recruiting and training a worker committee to stand up for airport concessions workers through worker actions, political and community organizing. Organizers work with members and unorganized workers to build the leadership and solidarity necessary to build a progressive and strong labour union. The successful applicant […]

Media Advisory: Richmond Hotel Workers to Hold Mass Rally to Mark 2-Year Strike

Demonstration to be held Thursday, May 25, at 5PM Richmond, BC — Pacific Gateway (now Radisson Blu) hotel workers will hold a rally this Thursday to commemorate two years of being on strike. This is the longest hotel strike in B.C. history. Workers have been on the picket line daily since May 2021 to fight back against […]

BREAKING: Sheraton Vancouver Airport workers vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

Richmond, BC – Workers at Sheraton Vancouver Airport (YVR) voted 88% in favour of strike action this weekend. After months of bargaining and mediation efforts, Sheraton YVR workers are considering taking strike action to secure living wages. The workers, including housekeepers, banquet staff, front desk agents, and the hotel’s Starbucks food service workers, are represented […]