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Settlement in N.Y. Hotel Strike Reached

Associated Press

A tentative contract settlement in the 26-day-old hotel strike was reached today between the Hotel Assn. of New York and the union representing 25,000 hotel workers, both sides announced.

Terms of the contract were not released pending ratification by the boards of both groups. The union said its ratification vote could come Thursday and management set its vote for later today. The union said workers will not return to their jobs until the votes.

The contract will affect 165 unionized hotels, including the 53--among them the city’s poshest, the Plaza and the Waldorf Astoria--struck by the union.

Both sides said none of the 16,000 striking workers would lose their jobs, but Albert Formicola, president of the Hotel Assn., declined to say what might happen to the thousands of replacement workers hired on a temporary basis.

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