ORANGE COUNTY WORKERS AUTHORIZED A STRIKE

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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:

  • Anaheim Hilton

  • Sheraton Park Anaheim

Workers also authorized strikes at multiple hotels in Los Angeles County. Please visit https://socaltravelalert.org/latravelalert/ for more information.