February 23, 2012 - - Long Beach, Calif.-- Long Beach community members and workers launched today a campaign to improve standards of living for Long Beach’s hospitality workers.
The proposed initiative, Living Wage for Hospitality Workers, would require hotels with more than 100 rooms, the Long Beach Airport and the Long Beach Convention Center to pay workers $13 an hour. Community members filed the measure today at Long Beach City Hall.
Volunteers will gather the required number of signatures to qualify the measure for the November 2012 ballot, giving Long Beach voters the opportunity to improve living standards for Long Beach’s hospitality workers.
In a new video released today, LA food lovers tell Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, please come to LA, but not for a deal with the Hyatt.
The Hyatt Andaz in West Hollywood has reported it is in contract talks with the world-renowned chef to revitalize the hotel’s RH restaurant. But in a new video, Hyatt workers and supporters ask Morimoto to think twice about getting into bed with a company like Hyatt.
Who: Hundreds of hotel workers, LGBTQ activists, Out and Occupy, and more Where: Hyatt Andaz, 8401 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 When: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
WEST HOLLYWOOD – Hundreds of hotel workers, LGBTQ activists and OUT and Occupy coalition members will converge in front of the Hyatt Andaz in West Hollywood on Saturday, Feb. 11 to ‘break up’ with Hyatt Hotels. Hyatt hotel workers and community allies stand together in the fight for equal rights and fair working conditions at Hyatt Hotels.
Feburary 1, 2012 -- CLAREMONT, Calif. — The dining hall workers had been at Pomona College for years, some even decades. For a few, it was the only job they had held since moving to the United States.
Then late last year, administrators at the college delivered letters to dozens of the longtime employees asking them to show proof of legal residency, saying that an internal review had turned up problems in their files.
Seventeen workers could not produce documents showing that they were legally able to work in the United States. So on Dec. 2, they lost their jobs.
January 23, 2012 -- Housekeepers’ union UNITE HERE has asked the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to consider a new proposal to prevent disabling injuries in hotel room cleaners and save hotels money on workers compensation claims.
The proposed safety standard complements Senate Bill 432, a two-year bill that when introduced last year stirred considerable debate over why hotels too often fail to provide housekeepers with mops to clean floors and fitted sheets to make beds – basic tools nearly all Americans use in their homes.