Diplomat Beach Resort workers threaten to strike for better pay

Hundreds of Diplomat Beach Resort workers are threatening to strike if their union is unable to reach an agreement with the Hollywood hotel on its new contract.

Driving the news: Workers at the Diplomat voted Friday to authorize a strike. They are part of the Unite Here Local 355 union, which represents about 7,000 hospitality workers in South Florida, including more than 400 at the Diplomat.

  • The workers are negotiating a new contract after their former one expired Aug. 31. Workers want non-tipped employees to be paid a minimum of $20 per hour within three years.

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