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The Nation : Hotel Strike May Spread

The strike by New York hotel workers could spread to about 40 more hotels this week if the union believes such a maneuver would force an end to the walkout, already in its third week, officials said. Negotiations aimed at ending the strike against 54 hotels by 16,000 workers ranging from bellhops to bartenders were scheduled to resume today. The talks last adjourned when a snag developed over the issue of higher tips for banquet waiters. Union spokesman Drew Biondo said officials would decide after today’s session whether the walkout would be expanded to include about 40 hotels not yet affected by the strike.


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