Justice for Hotel Workers: Flash Mob Video and Labor Day Action! (Courtesy of UNITE HERE Local 8)
August 31, 2011
For Additional Information please see the following link to UNITE HERE Local 8’s campaign at the Westin Hotel:
It’s clear that we at UNITE HERE Local 8 know how to have fun. But we never forget that we’re on the front lines in the battle for worker’s rights in the hospitality industry. That’s why we’re going to keep up the pressure, with creative actions, rallies, and more.
Celebrate Labor Day with us in a LABOR ACTION!
Hotel Justice Rally
September 5th, 4pm to 6pm
6th and University, Downtown Seattle
The Seattle Hilton owners want to sell the hotel. Jobs are at stake.
You can make a difference by telling the Hilton Seattle that they need to guarantee good jobs at their hotel.
This summer, union contracts covering more than 1,400 workers have expired at Seattle-area hotels and restaurants, including the Westin and Downtown Hilton hotels.
Although both the Hilton and the Westin have made some movement toward fair contracts, management negotiators have yet to show any willingness to address the issues of most concern to the workers: job security in the form of successorship language (the Hilton is up for sale) and a guarantee of no subcontracting. Hundreds of unionized living-wage jobs are at stake. [See last week’s Huffington Post report — “As hotels outsource jobs, workers lose hold on living wage” — to learn why this issue is so important.]
With a sale possible at any moment at the Hilton Seattle, we need to act fast to save the jobs of over 100 hospitality workers. If the owners of the Hilton Seattle do not agree to a successorship agreement guaranteeing workers’ jobs by Labor Day, the worker’s committee at the Hilton has authorized UNITE HERE Local 8 to call for a boycott. Click here for more information on how you can support our pre-boycott efforts.
Though we have a long way to go as we work together to transform the hospitality industry, we look forward to shared struggles and shared victories! Thanks again to everyone for grabbing a drink with us last Thursday! We’ll see you on Labor Day!
UNITE HERE Local 8, 2800 First Avenue Suite 3, Seattle, Washington 98121