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Wyndham Hotel Workers Vote to Strike, a Growing Trend During ‘Striketober’

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Kimberly Paynter
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WHYY
Restaurant hotel workers and Unite Here representatives chanted, “If we don’t get it, shut it down,” at a vote of union members to authorize a strike outside the Wyndham Hotel in Philadelphia on October 28, 2021.

Another day, another strike vote. Last Thursday, workers from an old city hotel vote to authorize a strike this month, part of a wave of labor militancy being called ‘striketober.” WHYY’s Laura Benshoff reports on why workers and experts say that’s happening.

(Original air-date: 11/2/21)

Laura Benshoff covers stories of statewide interest for Keystone Crossroads and WHYY, with a focus on immigration. She previously reported on the suburbs, public education, and mental health. Her work has aired nationally on NPR, Marketplace and Reveal/CIR. Prior to becoming a journalist, she worked for the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department. Laura attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She diligently works at speaking Spanish and knows a little French.