With raised mops, signage, and a stage, a demonstration Thursday afternoon in front of Hyatt Hotel in Long Beach called attention to work-related injuries suffered by hotel housekeepers.
In eight other cities across the United States including Los Angeles and San Francisco, hotel housekeepers have filed complaints with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The complaints make a number of policy recommendations and proposed standards to protect the safety of housekeepers.
LONG BEACH - Housekeepers from area Hyatt hotels protested working conditions Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, demanding less rigorous cleaning schedules for workers there.
The protest at the hotel at the south end of Pine Avenue came one week after housekeepers at 12 Hyatt properties in eight cities across the United States, including Long Beach, filed injury complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Union housekeepers in eight cities, including Los Angeles, filed injury complaints against Hyatt Hotels Corp accusing the corporation of over-working its hotel staff.
...The 12 filings with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration asked for an investigation into what the union, Unite Here, said were high rates of injuries among overworked housekeepers at Hyatt properties.
A hotel training academy that was launched last year received federal funding to continue operating over the next two years, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Monday.
The Hospitality Training Academy, a collaboration between hotels, labor unions and community groups, was launched last year to give basic training for workers interested in jobs in the hospitality industry, one of Southern California's largest industries.
Hotels in Los Angeles that lay off employees due to renovation projects may soon be required to offer those employees their jobs back later.
In a move targeting the prestigious Bel Air Hotel, which has been embroiled in a dispute with a labor union since shutting down last year for a two-year renovation project, an L.A. city councilman has called for an ordinance requiring hotels that lay off large numbers of workers because of construction or remodeling to offer any future jobs to those laid off workers