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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:49 am 
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Unions continue to fight for ALL workers. Earlier this year, Las Vegas culinary workers forced Vegas hotels to provide "panic buttons" to hotel room cleaners. The hotels didn't want to do it - instead of saying, that's a GREAT idea, workers deserve to have a safe work environment, they fought it all the way. Luckily, they were forced by threat of strike.

It should have been the FIRST thing agreed to in negotiations, not the last.

Now UNITE/HERE hotel workers are in contract talks with Marriott, now the largest American chain. And it's paying off:

Two months after thousands of Marriott workers across the country took to the streets to call for, among other things, greater workplace safety protections, the hotel company announced Thursday it will provide "panic button" electronic devices to its on-site workers in its 5,000 hotels across the U.S. and Canada.

Marriott is one of a group of major U.S. hotel brands, including the Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Wyndham, who announced Thursday afternoon that they would offer the devices. The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is the biggest hotel in the city, with 23 floors spanning a full block.

The call for panic buttons, which alert security if a worker feels unsafe, and more housekeeper safety protections started in 2011, when a hotel housekeeper in New York accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn, then the head of the International Monetary Fund, of sexual assault. Since then, hotel workers union Unite Here has lobbied for the devices, and several cities, including Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Seattle, have passed laws requiring the devices. (The workers at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown are currently trying to unionize with Unite Here.)

In May, a group of Marriott housekeepers, including Edith Santos, a longtime housekeeper at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, spoke at the company's annual stakeholders meeting, called on their employer to take action on workplace sexual harassment. Santos, 72, said she and her coworkers were constantly in fear of being harassed or attacked by guests.

In an interview with BuzzFeed News in July, the national president of Unite Here, D. Taylor, said the #MeToo movement made the call for panic buttons more urgent.


Without the power of the unions, and the visibility of their public calls for the panic buttons, the hotel industry has been shamed into doing the right thing to protect their workers.

This is why unions are desperately needed today. Make no mistake, they are the ONLY organization standing up for worker rights. We need more of this!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:58 pm 
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Gay hating Marriott just bought out SPG or Sheraton and related chains.

I do biz with them due to loyalty awards, locations, etc.

Does this new entity, Marriott, are they union?

and does this account look legit?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:44 am 
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As a rule, only some major-city hotels are unionized, the ones that are big convention-type hotels. The vast majority of hotels are not unionized, however, UNITE/HERE is working to increase the unionization of hotels.

This is just another example of all workers benefiting from the work of unions, even non-union workers. Unions DO care about the plight of all workers, whether union or not, and we work to advance the interests of all workers.

Marriott is certainly not union-friendly. They do not have a good relationship with the union, and there UNITE/HERE does have concerns that Marriott will attempt to bust the unions.

That Twitter account does seem to be legit, it's the account of a local of the Sheet Metal Workers in Northern California. The account has a link to a similar FB page, and I found a website. The website is VERY minimal, and the Twitter and FB accounts haven't posted for several months.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:29 am 
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Gay hating Marriott just bought out SPG or Sheraton and related chains.

I do biz with them due to loyalty awards, locations, etc.
Why do you say Marriott is 'gay hating.' A quick look online seems to indicate that this is not true.

And, if you dont mind me asking, why are you doing business with an organization you believe practices bigotry? I can understand location, if there are some very limited choices where you need to be...but loyalty reward? (unless 'them' refers to SPG, not Marriott, in which case I misunderstood your comment about where you do business and I apologize.)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:13 pm 
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Marriott is Mormon, Mormon is anti gay, period

marriott is worse than most, while supporting his church which is ANTI Gay, he promotes business with Gay people to profit off of them

https://qz.com/216328/how-marriots-owne ... el-market/


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How Marriott’s owner put aside his Mormon beliefs to cash in on the LGBT travel market

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:51 pm 
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Marriott is Mormon, Mormon is anti gay, period

marriott is worse than most, while supporting his church which is ANTI Gay, he promotes business with Gay people to profit off of them

https://qz.com/216328/how-marriots-owne ... el-market/




I have a friend and an aquaintence working at a Marriott, both immigrants from Asia, one gay. Haven't asked them about how this is affecting them, yeet. But HERE 2 has been working on Marriott for decades.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:36 pm 
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I have a friend and an aquaintence working at a Marriott, both immigrants from Asia, one gay. Haven't asked them about how this is affecting them, yeet. But HERE 2 has been working on Marriott for decades.

They might be fair to Gay employees, domt know, if so probably have to. They give 10% or more of their money to a church dedicated to Gay hatred. Basic math to me. And now that they own SPG or Sheraton, I guess I have to find a new place to stay.

If I am wrong, please tell me somebody, it will make my life EASIER if I am wrong.

In N Out gives only to cons is what i hear, that fucks me up too.

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They might be fair to Gay employees, domt know, if so probably have to. They give 10% or more of their money to a church dedicated to Gay hatred. Basic math to me. And now that they own SPG or Sheraton, I guess I have to find a new place to stay.

If I am wrong, please tell me somebody, it will make my life EASIER if I am wrong.

In N Out gives only to cons is what i hear, that fucks me up too.


I'm betting there are probably tons of LGBTQ employees at Marriotts in the Bay Area. Probably like at Catholic hospitals and the like. Doesn't mean they're fair or great places to work, but a person's got to earn a living.

I dunno...all the name brands are sh#ts when it comes to social issues, in my view. ALL of them, Catholic, Mormon, blathertarian/Silly Conned Valley, grocery chains...all of them.

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I'm betting there are probably tons of LGBTQ employees at Marriotts in the Bay Area. Probably like at Catholic hospitals and the like. Doesn't mean they're fair or great places to work, but a person's got to earn a living.

I dunno...all the name brands are sh#ts when it comes to social issues, in my view. ALL of them, Catholic, Mormon, blathertarian/Silly Conned Valley, grocery chains...all of them.


Exactly, making it hard to do business or exist. That is why when I hear of Google doing something or FB catering to cons it makes me sick.

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