Articles tagged “unite here”

Coronavirus

Why Do These Hotel Union Workers Oppose Industry Efforts to Get $20 Billion in Federal Relief?

The American Hotel & Lodging Association and Unite Here can't do the silent treatment and wish away the dissent of one of the labor union's largest chapters. A disunited front — along with a strong summer travel season — gives Congress an easy way to reject the $20 billion pitch for targeted hotels relief.

Why Do These Hotel Union Workers Oppose Industry Efforts to Get $20 Billion in Federal Relief?

Coronavirus

Hotel Union Wants to Hold Industry Accountable With Its Own Health and Safety Grading System

The hotel industry needs a third-party verification system for the litany of new Covid cleaning and safety measures. In a crowded field of privatized competitors, it isn't clear if Unite Here Local 11's will become the industry standard — but hotel guests and workers should welcome its transparent approach.

Hotel Union Wants to Hold Industry Accountable With Its Own Health and Safety Grading System

Hotels

Airbnb Sets Up Clash With Expedia Over Number of Legal Rentals in San Diego

Room for a compromise seems to have emerged between Expedia, Airbnb, a hotel union, and the city council over short-term rental limitations in San Diego although bad blood looks to exist between Airbnb and Unite Here Local 30. Going it alone with a referendum doesn't seem like a viable stance for Airbnb.

Airbnb Sets Up Clash With Expedia Over Number of Legal Rentals in San Diego

Coronavirus

Hotel Union Unite Here Says Mask Mandates Aren’t Enough for Worker Safety

Unite Here's push to maintain housekeeping services on a daily basis at hotels could protect many jobs. But cash-strapped hotel owners may not have the finances to make it work until demand returns.

Hotel Union Unite Here Says Mask Mandates Aren’t Enough for Worker Safety

Coronavirus

What the Boss of the Most Devastated Union in Travel Has to Say About the Future

Hoteliers are expected to rely heavily on technology to run properties in the coronavirus recovery, but Unite Here expects heightened cleaning standards will usher in a need for more workers. Cost-cutting for near-term survival may delay the opportunities the labor movement desires.

What the Boss of the Most Devastated Union in Travel Has to Say About the Future

Hotels

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike Seeking Improved Benefits

Like so many workers throughout the U.S. and in other industries, these hotel workers are seeking better benefits, especially when it comes to improved healthcare coverage.

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike Seeking Improved Benefits