Striking Marriott workers protest on Tremont Street


Marriott workers on strike march through Tremont Street. Photo by Shafaq Patel/Beacon Staff

By Shafaq Patel

More than 100 Marriott Hotel workers marched through Tremont Street and protested at the intersection of Tremont and Stuart street as part of their ongoing strike on Oct. 12. 

Workers from seven different Marriott Hotels in Boston have been on strike since Oct. 3, following a six-month-long contract negotiation with Unite Here Local 26.

Emerson College Police Department Lieutenant Robert M. Bousquet sent an email to the Emerson community informing them of the strike. The Boston Police Department sent officers to block off the area in anticipation of the 5 p.m. strike.

Protesters gathered in a circle at the intersection and chanted, “Marriott, shame on you” and “shut it down.” They then moved in front of the W Hotel.

Juan Eusebio has worked for the W Hotel on Stuart Street for eight years. He said many of his coworkers have to work two or three jobs to support their families.

“We are the ones who provide a great guest experience, and we’re not seeing anything in return for that,” Eusebio said. “No matter who you are, you should only have to work one job, not three.”