BOSTON (AP) — About 75 workers at a Boston hotel have walked off the job to protest what a union calls an unfair contract proposal.

Housekeepers, cooks, bellmen, banquet servers, and front desk agents at the Battery Wharf Hotel went on strike Thursday morning.

Unite Here Local 26 says hotel management wants to freeze wages, do away with pensions and union health insurance, get rid of provisions protecting job security, and eliminate right to a fair schedule.

The union tells The Boston Globe the hotel also intends to end its participation in an African-American hiring initiative.

The hotel in a statement said it appreciates its employees and is grateful for their patience during the bargaining process. The hotel says it’s “striving to reach a fair agreement for all involved.”

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