Woodfin Workers Win backwages!

The four-year fight over Emeryville’s hotel living wage is over! EBASE and the workers announce settlement with the Woodfin! From EBASE:

Today, EBASE and the workers, Unite Here 2850, and the Woodfin Suites Hotel announced a settlement agreement which puts an end to this conflict and protects Measure C moving forward. The workers are very happy with the agreement and are currently submitting claim forms. Here’s the text of our joint press statement:

Woodfin Suite Hotels and EBASE today announced that a settlement had been reached in the litigation between Woodfin, the City of Emeryville, and the workers assisted by EBASE over claims related to Emerville’s Measure C, an ordinance setting labor standards for Emervyville hotels. Workers during the time period in question will be receiving claim forms in the mail in order to participate in the settlement. EBASE and UNITE HERE 2850 has called off its boycott activities. The parties praised mediator William Cahill and each other for bringing the long-running dispute to an end.

And here’s what worker leader Luz had to say:

“We are very proud to have fought for living wages and immigrant rights, and we are very happy with this agreement. To all who have supported us during these four years: thank you so much!”

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