The workers, Unite Here Local 26 president Carlos Aramayo, and the political figure gathered outside the hotel on Tremont Street.
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley met with recently fired Unite Here Local 26 Nine Zero Hotel workers on April 10. This past March, Nine Zero Hotel fired 52 employees, and many of them were women of color and immigrants. Firing these longtime workers, said Pressley, is “actively harming an equitable recovery in Boston.”
Shira Laucharoen is a reporter based in Boston. She currently serves as the assistant director of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism. In the past she has written for Sampan newspaper, The Somerville Times, Scout Magazine, Boston Magazine, and WBUR.