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LBPost: Noontime Rally for "Whistleblowers" Fired by Hilton Print E-mail
Written by Leigh Shelton   
WhistleBlowerHEISqBy Greggory Moore

Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community is staging a rally today in front of the Hilton Long Beach to protest the April 20 firing of five employees who were participating in a state investigation into whether HEI Hotels & Resorts has been in violation of various tax and labor codes concerning the women's employment at the Hilton Long Beach.

According to the Coalition and to Leigh Shelton of UNITE HERE Local 11, despite doing the same work as other housekeepers at the hotel, the "Hilton 5" were paid via an intermediary agency that provided them with lower wages, no benefits, erratic schedules, and inequitable job demands.

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OC Register: Hotel union stages demonstration in Irvine Print E-mail
HEI_fitted_sheetsBy Eugene Fields

About 50 housekeepers and union supporters staged a demonstration Thursday morning at the Irvine Embassy Suites hotel in support of a state Assembly bill that – if passed – would require hotels to use fitted sheets and provide mops to housekeepers.

Unite Here Local 11, which has about 2,100 members that work at Disney-owned  Paradise Pier Hotel, Grand California Hotel & Spa and Disneyland Hotel, sponsored the demonstration.

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Sacramento Bee: Bill Prevents Housekeeper Injury Print E-mail
jennyBy Jenny Amaya

July 4, 2011 - The Bee's June 24 editorial against Senate Bill 432 ("Two bills lawmakers shouldn't even touch") treats my daily struggles as a joke. But I can tell you the physical toll of cleaning thousands of hotel rooms year after year is not funny. I don't understand why The Bee would laugh at the burdens of those who lift heavy mattresses and clean bathrooms on our hands and knees. My knees have resembled those of an NFL player more than a middle-aged woman.


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Contract Settled for 700 Anaheim Hilton Hotel Workers Print E-mail
Written by Leigh Shelton   

General_Local11June 23, 2011 - UNITE HERE Local 11 and the Anaheim Hilton hotel reached a tentative contract agreement this week that includes continued family healthcare and raises for the some 700 hotel workers.

“We are very happy to have settled such a great contract,” said Adrianna de Martinez, an Anaheim Hilton housekeeper. “We are grateful to management for understanding our needs and respecting us enough to agree to a deal that is fair for both sides.

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