Hotel workers approve new contract, will receive $10 wage increase

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Workers at 34 hotels will receive a $10 wage increase and significant boosts to their benefits and rights as part of a new four-year contract, their union announced Monday.

The union said hotel workers achieved "every goal" after deciding to take action last summer, which included strikes and calls for boycotts of certain hotels.

Hotel workers will now earn an average of 40% to 50% more in wages than they do now, allowing them to remain housed and live in the communities near their employment, according to a summary of the contract.

Unite Here Local 11, the union representing more than 32,000 hospitality workers in Southern California and Arizona, said its members voted overwhelmingly to approve and ratify the contract on Thursday.

The new contract will cover workers up to January 2028, giving them an opportunity to hash out new deals as the L.A. region welcomes the Olympic games later that summer, according to union officials.