Orange county workers authorized a strike
On December 6th, hotel workers throughout Los Angeles and Orange County voted by 96% to authorize strikes at many hotels, including the Anaheim Hilton and Sheraton Park Anaheim. 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 in Orange County:
Sheraton Park Anaheim
Workers also authorized strikes at multiple hotels in Los Angeles County. Please visit https://socaltravelalert.org/latravelalert/ for more information.