Following a very successful “Bernstorm” rally in Cambridge, MA, ORMA members and Bernie Sanders for President supporters joined to stand in solidarity with striking Battery Wharf Hotel workers, (members of Unite-Here Local 26,) as they entered the 11th week of their strike. Addressing the crowd on behalf of Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Nina Turner celebrated the workers’ tenacity and the dedication that led to union victories at Harvard University and the Marriott Hotel chain. “Systems don’t bend on their own, they bend to the will of a conscious people, the grassroots, and that is what you are doing!”, Turner said.
Senator Turner also joined the picket line at the entrance to the hotel as the strikers took up their signature chant, “One Job Should Be Enough” (#OneJobShouldBeEnough). ORMA members from MetroWest, Boston, Foxboro, and Worcester also had an opportunity to thank Nina for her work on the Our Revolution National Board before she joined the Sanders Campaign.
If you live in the Boston area, the strikers would appreciate your support, they are on the picket line from 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week. You can also donate to the Local 26 Strike Assistance Fund. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.