NHL Team Crosses Picket Line Of Striking Hotel Workers

First it was the Yankees and now it’s the Edmonton Oilers.

CBC reports:

“The Edmonton Oilers were greeted with picket signs and chants of “scab” as they crossed a picket line to enter their Boston hotel Sunday afternoon.

Several hundred Marriott International employees from the Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel in downtown Boston have been on strike since last Wednesday, after negotiations between the union and Marriott broke down.

The Oilers are in Boston for a game against the Bruins on Thursday.

Brian Lang is the president of Unite Here Local 26, which represents 1,500 Boston-area hotel workers currently on strike at seven different Marriott properties in the city. He said the union is upset the team crossed the picket line.

‘It’s very disappointing, and there’s no other word for them [Oilers] except “scabs,” and we make it clear to them that we’re not happy,’ Lang said.

‘We hope that it’s a learning experience for them and that they re-evaluate what they have done.’

Lang said after watching some of the Oilers cross the picket line, he believes none of them seemed proud about doing it.

‘I hope we can get through to them. They certainly make enough money to go to another hotel that isn’t on strike.’

The hotel workers are fighting for better wages, improved hours and healthcare, among other demands. They’re urging professional sports teams to make other hotel arrangements in Boston and other cities while strike action is taking place.”

For the rest of the story, visit CBC here.

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