Thousands of SoCal Hotel Workers Go On Strike

The union representing thousands of workers employed at major hotels across Los Angeles and Orange counties said Sunday its members are now on strike. 

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“This morning, thousands of cooks, room attendants, dishwashers, servers, bellmen, and front desk agents at multiple properties walked out on the largest multi-hotel strike in the local’s history,” a statement from UNITE HERE Local 11, the labor union representing more than 32,000 hospitality workers in Southern California and Arizona, said. 

“For 14 years I saw how my mother worked as a housekeeper and fought hard to raise me. I am striking because it is my turn to fight for a better future for me and my son,” said Jennifer Flores, front desk supervisor at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.

According to the union, hotel workers in June voted 96% in favor of authorizing a strike. 

The union is seeking to create a hospitality workforce housing fund, in addition to better wages, healthcare benefits, pension and safer workloads. 

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  1. tracker1 says

    Can’t blame them for striking. However, with the number of people leaving or plan to leave California it is hard to know the consequences that might result. With AI coming there are many possible options. Also, the demand for rooms is dropping as so many of the businesses and corporations move or close down. Both sides need to hang on to their hats. It may not be pretty for either of them.

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