Omni Hotel in Providence reaches 3-year contract with union representing 170 workers

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The Omni Hotel in Providence has reached a three-year contract agreement with the union representing 170 of its workers.

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The deal was announced Monday after four months of bargaining. It includes wage increases and protections against excessive workloads.

Houskeeper Miguelina Almanazar tells the Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/1ch2DZ7 ) that under the contract her pay will rise to almost $16 an hour. She says she was making $11.50 an hour at the hotel in 2010.

Omni Hotels and Resorts bought the 564-room hotel adjacent the Rhode Island Convention Center from the Procaccianti Group in the fall of 2012.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com