On December 6th, hotel workers throughout Los Angeles and Orange County voted by 96% to authorize strikes at many hotels. As of right now, at the authorized hotels, a strike can occur at any time. A strike is when workers stop working and walk off the job. A strike could impact housekeeping, food and beverage, and many other hospitality functions in a hotel.
Currently, the hotels in question have failed to agree to a new and fair contract for workers. Some of the most important issues at stake are fair pay, a livable pension, affordable health care and protections against sexual harassment.
We highly recommend that you / your organization examine your event contract and make sure you have protective language and that you have a backup plan. We are asking everyone to NOT use a hotel where there is a strike. Are you willing to make that commitment, either for yourself or for your organization? You can find model protective language for your event contracts at the following site: https://www.fairhotel.org/model-protective-language. With the right language, you should be able to cancel your contract without penalty in the event of a strike or other labor disputes.
Strikes have been authorized at the following properties:
The LINE Hotel, Los Angeles
Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel
We will continue to update you on the status of contract negotiations throughout the Los Angeles and Orange county area. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 213.481.8530 x 251 or a firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following hotels are in the midst of labor disputes and/or boycotts.