BLOOMINGTON (AP) -- The Twin Cities hotel strike spread to a seventh hotel Monday when about 100 union workers walked off their jobs at the Holiday Inn Airport II around noon.
Workers remained ready to strike at two other hotels -- the Best Western Normandy in Minneapolis and the Sheraton Airport in Bloomington.
Representatives of the hotels and the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local 17 met for 13 hours on Saturday and again until midnight Monday without reaching agreement.
Talks were scheduled to resume at 2 p.m. Tuesday, and progress was being made, said union leader Jaye Rykunyk.
Meanwhile, hotel workers prepared to stage a downtown rally Thursday, the day roughly 50,000 people are expected to descend on Minneapolis for an Alcoholics Anonymous convention.
The union also planned action this week against temporary employment firms that are supplying replacement workers to the hotels, including possible pickets or leafletting.
The strike, in its 11th day, involves more than 1,100 workers. Wages and health benefits remain among the major unsettled issues.
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