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City to consider boycott of Claremont

By Kurtis Alexander, Daily Planet Staff
Friday May 31, 2002

Remembering a successful foray into labor relations at Berkeley’s Raddison Hotel two years ago, city leaders are now considering using their political clout to sever a dispute between management and employees of the Claremont Resort and Spa, at 41 Tunnel Rd. 

Councilmembers Linda Maio and Kriss Worthington are preparing to ask fellow councilmembers to join them in urging a citywide boycott of the landmark hotel. 

Their condemning resolution against the Claremont, which carries no physical sanctions and is merely symbolic, is expected to be put to a council vote June 11, and calls for hotel managers to recognize their employees’ attempts to unionize. 

“We need to get more attention on what’s going on there,” said Maio.