The three-day strike by the Local 2 hotel workers against the Palace Hotel is coming to a close, with no obvious change in either side's position. The union's own account of their similar three-day walkout last week against the Grand Hyatt suggests that tough economic times for even the best hotels aren't making management any more willing to soften their stance on cutting employee health benefits.The national newspaper most of us only see in hotels covered that earlier dispute nicely, while our local newspaper has offered scant coverage of the latest.

Regardless of which side you support, please use your bullhorn and rhyming chants respectfully.