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 Unite Here Los Angeles Hotel Workers Call for Boycott
of Nine Luxury Hotels as Contentious
Labor Talks Continue

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Los Angeles -- November 10, 2004 - Elected officials, community groups and clergy vow to honor request "to avoid eating, meeting or sleeping" at hotels in labor dispute to put financial pressure on the Hotel Employer’s Council, comprised of nine luxury hotels in the city. Until date, without a boycott announcement, hotels have lost approximately $1 million dollars since the labor dispute began last Spring.

The hotels affected by the boycott are: Millennium Biltmore, Bonaventure, Hyatt Regency, Wilshire Grand, Regent Beverly Wilshire, Century Plaza, St. Regis, Hyatt West Hollywood, and the Sheraton Universal.

Housekeepers, cooks, servers, dishwashers, bellmen, front desk and PBX workers are calling for a boycott of the nine luxury hotels of the L.A. Hotel Employer’s Council after six months of threats and intimidation, the fear of an employer lockout, and termination of the workers' union contract. Employers want workers to back down from their demands for: humane workloads, employer paid health insurance, livable wages and access to hotel jobs for the African American community.

Elected officials pledging to boycott hotels due to the on-going labor dispute include: Council members Alex Padilla, Jan Perry, Martin Ludlow, Antonio Villaraigosa, Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, and Senator Richard Alarcon.


 
Contact:
UNITE HERE
Hilda M. Delgado-Villa
213-381-5611 ext. 23
Also See: Atlantic City Casinos, Local 54 of Unite Here Reach Tentative 5 Year Agreement, Calls for Raises of 28.3% over Five Years / November 2004
San Francisco Mayor Walks Picket Line at the Westin St. Francis; Reiterates Pledge to Divert City Business from the 14 Hotels Involved with Lockout / October 2004


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