New technology, housekeeping among concerns in hotel strikes

  • In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, photo striking hotel workers carry picket signs outside The Westin Copley Place hotel, in Boston. New technology threatening to make some hotel jobs obsolete is among the concerns prompting thousands of Marriott workers to walk off their jobs across the U.S. in recent weeks. The Westin Copley Place is a Marriott-owned hotel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON — Robots delivering room service, check-in kiosks with facial recognition technology and “smart” speakers that serve as an in-room concierge.