Laid-Off Marriott Copley Workers Stage Car Caravan, Demand Fair Treatment

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Marriott Hotel workers, who lost their jobs when the pandemic hit last year, staged a car caravan and picket line outside the hotel at Copley Place in Boston on Friday.

Many of the laid-off workers have exhausted their unemployment benefits, and many are struggling to pay rent.

Beatriz Torres worked at the Marriott Copley for 23 years.

“We are asking for better compensation and the right to return to our work once the business gets back,” Torres said. “So far, we have no answer from them, so we are suffering. They are indifferent.”

Tchuomi Patricia, who had worked at the hotel for 17 years, said this is “like a slap on the face. This is not the way Marriott should be treating their workers.”

As the pandemic continues to weigh heavy, the workers said this year appears to be as bleak as last year.

WBZ NewsRadio has reached out to Marriott Hotels for comment.

WBZ NewsRadio's Mike Macklin (@mikemacklinwbz) reports

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