'Hotel Workers Rising' in Sacramento
San Francisco Bay Area
15 Nov 2006 03:38 GMT
Half of the recent increase in US service jobs is in hotel maintenance, in hotels owned by large national and international companies. Most hotel workers are women and people of color, and many are immigrants.
In Sacramento, the UNITE HERE Local 49 "Hotel Workers Rising" campaign, to gain better union contracts for hotel employees, has been escalating this fall. It has gained the support of a large coalition of local clergy, community leaders, elected officials and even some small businessmen.