Striking workers and pension beneficiaries attend LACERA board meeting in Pasadena; Call on pension board to fix labor problems at Embassy Suites Hotel.
IRVINE & PASADENA – Workers at the non-union Embassy Suites Irvine, a hotel owned by the Los Angeles County Employee Pension Fund (LACERA), walked off the job today, September 12, and took their concerns to the LACERA board meeting seeking a resolution to two-year long labor dispute.
About 200 workers at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills won union recognition last week, joining our Local 11. From the beginning the organizing drive was led in part by dedicated committee leaders from the Four Points Hotel LAX, whose owner also owns the SLS.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: In conjunction with the launch of the Global Boycott of Hyatt, students, workers and community activists staged a "Day of Visibility" in more than 20 cities in North America to bring to light the abuses suffered by Hyatt workers whose jobs, by nature, tend to make them invisible. Watch the video of the international day of protests: http://bit.ly/OZKT4i
Washington, DC— On Monday, July 23 at a National Press Conference in Washington, DC, the NFL Players Association, UNITE HERE, NOW, the AFL-CIO, LGBT groups, workers and renowned musicians are joining forces to support a far-reaching global boycott of Hyatt hotels due to the company’s extensive abuse of housekeepers and low wages. In conjunction with the boycott launch, allies will join workers this week in a call to action of more than 2 million online and a full week of protests in 20 US cities, including Los Angeles, Honolulu, San Francisco, Chicago, Baltimore, Indianapolis and Boston. A demonstration will also take place in London, UK.