What is a hotel/restaurant boycott?
A boycott is when hotel or restaurant workers ask individuals and organizations not to eat, meet or sleep at their place of employment. Although the cause of a worker-called boycott can vary, the effects are similar. Noisy rallies, picket lines, increased police activity, street closures, leafleting, vigils and even interruptions to hotel services are all possibilities when visiting boycotted hotels and restaurants. In addition, boycotts can escalate into strikes or worker lockouts.
No matter what the effects of a boycott may be, one thing is always consistent. When workers call for a boycott of their place of employment, it is a very serious decision that takes courage and merit. Workers in such a position deserve the community’s support. For that reason, we encourage all individuals and organizations to stand with workers and honor any worker called boycotts. Be sure to book your events to avoid boycotts by following the following guidance.
How can a person or organization avoid hotels subject to labor disputes?