Dear MAF friends and colleagues,
More than 2,500 Marriott hotel workers in San Francisco walked off their jobs and onto the picket line earlier this month. Their demands include higher wages, safer working conditions, and job security in one of the most expensive cities in America.
We know these workers well. They belong to the community of people we serve: low-income workers, immigrants, and people of color who are fighting for a better life for themselves and their families. We must stand with them as they fight for a world where “One Job Should Be Enough” to live in dignity.
We had planned to host the 2018 MAF Summit at the W Hotel San Francisco, which is part of Marriott and a target of the strike. While we hoped for a quick resolution, the strike is not likely to end before our Summit. We knew crossing the picket line would not be an option. Instead, we decided to join their fight by postponing the Summit to Spring of 2019.
We apologize for any inconveniences. We, too, are disappointed the Summit will not move forward as planned, but we look forward to the day when we can come together to celebrate our 10 years of helping those in our community fight for a better tomorrow. We will keep you apprised of all updates moving forward.