Listen: Marriott hotel temp says she was fired after speaking to The Chronicle
"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Mary hotel. Temp says she was fired after speaking to the chronicle by Rowland Lee from business. A temporary hotel worker at San Francisco's Mariot marquee said she was fired after speaking to the chronicle about her claim of unpaid wages, Maria Coller, say Salinas resident said she was fired Thursday by Marriott contractor environmental service partners which hired temporary cleaners to replace striking hotel workers. The Mariot strike has spread to eight US cities and is in its fifth week in San Francisco with workers demanding higher pay and safer working conditions. The conical reported on Thursday that Kelly said she not been paid for three days of work, California law prohibits employers from firing or retaliating against an employee after he or she made a written or oral complaint that he or she is open on paid wages. Callous is the second Marriott marquee worker. This week to say, they were fired by environmental service partners. A Hayward firm another worker who gave his name as Carmelo has filed a federal charge alleging. That he was fired on Tuesday. After speaking to a union organizer before his shift, Carmelo and callous have both alleged unpaid wages Kelly said she lined up at two AM in Salinas on Thursday to board a bus that transports workers to the Marriott marquee in San Francisco. A supervisor named Veronica told her she could no longer work at the Marriott marquee. Callous said. Kelly spoke to the chronicle on Tuesday during a lunch break outside the Mariot marquee. Carmelo said callous was one of more than a dozen workers who haven't been paid on time when Francke came to the line and took my name. She told me that I couldn't work anymore. I asked why. And she said because I took my lunch break to speak with reporters. Kelly said in Spanish, I told her how is this possible? This is unjust. I was speaking with my friend Carmelo in. If I knew that I couldn't go out during my lunch break, I wouldn't have. She said Veronica told me, she didn't know those were her orders. They fired me unjustly, and I have the right to speak. She. Said they're trying to intimidate me. Environmental service partners has not responded to the chronicles inquiries about alleged labor violations since Wednesday on Friday woman who answered the company's phone said, she wasn't authorized to speak and said, the company would respond later, we suggest you contact ESP with any concerns about their pay or employment practices. Marriott said separately on Friday. San Francisco's board of supervisors held a public hearing on the strike around one thousand hotel workers who are members of the unite here. Local to attended the meeting Marriott. Ceo Arne Sorenson declined an invitation to speak at the hearing said supervisor Hillary Ronen who said she was insulted by the Marriott officials decision not to show up while Mr. Sorensen was unable to attend. He did send a thorough response to supervisor Ronin on the current negotiations in San Francisco, we do not negotiate in the press and therefore will not be commenting on these specifics. The. Company said."
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