01-0226R

RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING GOOD FAITH CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS AT THE HOLIDAY INN DULUTH AND RADISSON HOTEL DULUTH.

BY COUNCILORS NESS AND STEWART:

        WHEREAS, the Holiday Inn Duluth and the Radisson Hotel Duluth employ in excess of two hundred and thirty workers in the city of Duluth; and

        WHEREAS, the bargaining agreements for these two hotels are set to expire before and into the height of Duluth's tourist season; and

        WHEREAS, under similar conditions last year, the city of Minneapolis suffered through the worst hotel strike in the city's history when nine hotels and 1,200 workers could not reach a timely agreement; and

        WHEREAS, contentious labor conditions in Duluth would not well serve the employers, the workers, their labor unions, the citizens nor the visitors to our area; and

        WHEREAS, there is ample opportunity to forego a labor dispute if all parties meet with the intention to address their mutual needs and bargain in good faith.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council encourages the Holiday Inn Duluth, the Radisson Hotel Duluth and the members of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union Local 99 to bargain in good faith and make every effort to reach an agreement that is fair and just to all parties.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution requests parties involved in contract negotiations and the Holiday Inn and Radisson hotels in Duluth to bargain in good faith.