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Hotel Workers

Marriott Skewered For Asking Guests To Help Pay Its Hotel Maids

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business

Hotel behemoth Marriott -- which raked in nearly $13 billion in revenue last year -- wants guests to cough up a little more cash to help pay its hotel...

Dave Jamieson

The Real State Of The Union For Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "The state of our union is strong," President Obama will tell the country tonight, echoing a sentiment shared by nearly every executive ...

Ex-Owner: Marriott's Secret Deal Forced My Hotel Into Bankruptcy

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business

By Andrew Longstreth NEW YORK, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A former hotel owner sued Marriott International Inc on Monday, accusing the hospit...

Dave Jamieson

Low-Wage Hotel Workers Win Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

A group of low-wage Indianapolis hotel workers who sued their employer for allegedly shorting them on pay have settled a lawsuit they claim has helped...

Dave Jamieson

City Tries To Curb Hotels' Reliance On Temp Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

In a move that could stem the use of temp agencies in Indianapolis' hotel industry, city lawmakers have passed an ordinance that backers say would mak...

NYC Hotels To Equip Workers With Panic Alarms

AP | Posted 04.09.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Hotels in New York City have agreed to equip their employees with panic alarms that would summon help in case of an emergency. New Y...

Dave Jamieson

Working Poor Stiffed Millions In Wages: Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Latino Voices

More than a dozen low-level hotel workers in Indianapolis have filed a class-action lawsuit against ten of the city's hotels and a labor staffing agen...

Heavy Lifting: Hotel Housekeepers Reprise Farm Workers' Struggle for Safer Working Conditions

Donald Cohen | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business
Donald Cohen

Today, hotel housekeepers are asking their employers to let them use long-handled mops to prevent back injury. Forty years ago, farm workers in California's fields made the same request.

WATCH: Union Files Complaint Over Hyatt Heat Lamp Incident

Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

Unite Here Local 1, a union representing some 170 Park Hyatt Chicago hotel workers who have been without a contract for nearly two years, announced Th...

Sex Scandal Is Peephole Into Manhattan Hotel Life

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 09.12.2011 | New York
Shirin Sadeghi

The incident with DSK and the maid hasn't shattered any myths about power and sex, but it has left hotel staff in New York, and particularly on West 44th Street, shaken.

Union Hyatt Regency Workers Hold One-Day Strike

Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

Union workers at Chicago's Hyatt Regency launched a one-day strike Monday at the 151 E. Wacker Drive location as they called for better working condit...