October 20, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel
Washington, DC – Several hundred people picketed Oct. 13 outside the hotel Donald Trump recently opened on Pennsylvania Avenue, demanding that he bargain with union workers at a hotel he co-owns in Las Vegas.
“He needs to sit down and negotiate immediately,” said Joshua Armstead, a utility worker at Georgetown University and a member of UNITE HERE Local 23. “He needs to stop retaliating against them and stop harassing them.” About 500 workers at the Trump Hotel Las Vegas voted last December to join the Culinary Union, UNITE HERE Local 226. But Trump and his co-owners have claimed the election was invalid, defying two rulings by the National Labor Relations Board. The picketers also included members of the AFL-CIO, the Communications Workers of America, and AFSCME, as well as Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the Democratic senatorial candidate in Maryland. Read more