UNITE HERE Local 25, the hotel workers Union, will conduct an informational picket to alert customers that workers at the Fairmont are not protected by a union contract with Local 25
–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UNITE HERE:
Who: UNITE HERE Local 25, the union that represents approximately 6,500 hotel, restaurant, and casino workers in DC, MD, and VA
What: Union members and staff picketing, handing out leaflets and speaking on bullhorns outside the hotel to alert guests about the absence of a union contract at the Fairmont
Where & When: Sunday, May 14th at 11am and 2pm on the public sidewalk outside the Fairmont Georgetown: 2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037
Why: Workers at the Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown, operated by Accor, are not protected by a union contract. Local 25 has negotiated contract with other hotels that include:
- 100% employer-paid healthcare for union hotel workers and their families.
- An employer funded fixed-benefit pension that allows union hotel workers to retire with dignity.
- Days off: Most union hotel workers get two consecutive, fixed days off and are not required to work on their off-day, without 36-hour notice, unless there is an emergency.
- Over time: Union hotel workers receive time and one-half pay if they over 40 hours in one week, if they work over 8 hours in one day, or if they work on their day off.
- Room quotas for housekeepers: Union housekeepers in D.C. have workload protections and are not required to clean more than 16 rooms per day.
- Work schedules: Most union hotel workers get their weekly schedule three days in advance—this allows workers to make plans, take care of personal obligations, and spend more time with their families.
Benjy Cannon, 202-714-1567, [email protected]