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by Michael C. Lowe | September 22, 2010

With 74 percent of the vote, the San Francisco arm of Unite Here, the hotel workers union, authorized a strike at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, which has 1,908 rooms and 134,5000 square feet of meeting space. This is the second vote to strike since negotiations for new contracts hit an impasse in October 2009 over rising family health-care costs, pensions, wages and workload issues, and is meant to send a strong message to hotel management. The union, however, has not set a date for the strike.