Images from the strike: More than 1,000 march to support hotel workers

'When you pick a fight with the hotel workers in the city, you pick a fight with the whole city'

More than 1,000 people, including many community leaders, took to the streets today to show their support for striking workers who are demanding a fair contract from Marriott, the largest and most profitable hotel company in the world, which owns seven hotels in San Francisco.

UNITE HERE Local 2 president Anand Singh kicked off the event by saying that “when you pick a fight with hotel workers in the city, you pick a fight with the whole city.”

Local 2 President Anand Singh: When you pick a fight with hotel workers, you pick a fight with the whole city

Here are images from our photographer, Ebbe Roe Yovino-Smith.

Marching for justice (Ebbe Roe Yovino-Smith photo)
The message: One job should be enough. Ebbe Roe Yovino-Smith photo
More than 2,000 workers are on strike. Ebbe Roe Yovino-Smith photo
Workers have been on the picket lines for two weeks, as Marriott drags its feet on a contract. Ebbe Roe Yovino-Smith photo