Hotel Workers Suspended for Complaints
According to reports from the Los Angeles Times, dozens of housekeepers and waiters were suspended from the Hilton Los Angeles Airport for complaining about the disciplining of a co-worker. The Hilton, the second-largest hotel in Los Angeles County, is also in the middle of a campaign to raise wages and organize workers at 13 airport-area hotels by Unite Here.
The workers were suspended after they gathered in an employee cafeteria to protest the disciplining of a waiter the previous day. According to hotel officials, the water was suspended after a critical evaluation by an anonymous inspector hired by the hotel to check on cleanliness, service and workers.
Union officials comment that the individual was never disciplined before and alleged that he was targeted in retaliation for supporting the union's organizing effort, according to the report.
The suspended workers, and other members of United Here, picketed outside the hotel for two days. Union attorneys also failed a claim against the Hilton for unfair labor practices.
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