The 14-month labor standoff in Los Angeles appears to be over—at least until November 2006. Following a strike last Thursday at the Hyatt West Hollywood by Unite Here Local 11 workers and the threat of a lockout by the L.A. Hotel Council of the other six hotels involved in the dispute, the two sides reached a tentative contract agreement early Monday morning. “I am happy to say that cooler heads have prevailed and we have arrived at an agreement and avoided a lockout,” said Los Angeles ...

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