S.F. hotel workers plan sit-in 

About 100 workers planning a sit-in at Union Square hotels today say they’re anticipating arrests.

The demonstration of civil disobedience will coincide with a larger Union Square rally at 4 p.m. in which about 1,000 union hotel workers plan to march.

A 2004 strike and subsequent lockout by employers brought San Francisco’s tourism industry to its knees.

Some 16.4 million tourists visited San Francisco in 2008, spending $8.52 billion.

Union leaders say not much progress has been made in negotiations with The City’s major hotel chains — Hyatt, Hilton and Starwood. Both sides say they want to avoid a strike.

Union workers say management is using the recession as an excuse to make cuts to health care plans.

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