That 18-month standoff between the Union Square Hilton and the Local 2 Union that represents some 800 of the hotel's employees came to a close yesterday. From the description of the agreement, it sounds like the hotel bosses finally caved: the contract includes, "increased wages, increased pension contributions, workload limits for housekeepers, additional vacation time, and maintained health care coverage for employees" according to a Bay City News report.

Meanwhile, seeing as how there are some 8,000 other hotel workers at 60 hotels in the city who are are still without contracts, we recommended repeat performances of "Caught in a Bad Hotel" as a hardball bargaining tactic.