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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:56 PM

Holiday Inn LAX Fires Outspoken Workers, Prompts Strike

Source: Unite Here

Last week, the workers at the Holiday Inn LAX blew the whistle on their employer.

Now, two workers have been fired, and just this morning workers walked off the job.

Last week, Holiday Inn LAX employees told Fox 11 News, the hotel sometimes goes without laundry detergent to wash sheets and towels. Workers use only hot water when this happens. Workers also report sometimes having no soap to wash cocktail glasses in the bar. Housekeepers run out of cleanser to wash toilets and sinks. Bedbugs have been found.

And on top of all that, employees filed a lawsuit last week claiming they donít get paid for overtime, work through many lunch breaks, and arenít getting paid the wages required by law.

FULL story and E action at link.



Read more: http://afl.salsalabs.com/o/5872/c/514/p/dia/action/public/;jsessionid=DDD95F1B43CBD996511E066A73BF4077-n3?action_KEY=4970



Also see Holiday Inn LAX Workers Sue Hotel, Demand Millions: http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-holiday-inn-lax-lawsuit,0,4905299.story



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Omaha Steve Oct 2012 OP
Marie Marie Oct 2012 #1
azurnoir Oct 2012 #2
sarcasmo Oct 2012 #3
Lydia Leftcoast Oct 2012 #4
Lydia Leftcoast Oct 2012 #5

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 05:20 PM

1. Eeeew - book me a room!

Good for them. May they prevail.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:31 PM

2. BEDBUGS!!!!!!!! yikes

ok I'll admit to being a bit phobic about them but the reports of them in hotels and motels makes tent camping a whole lot more attractive

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 07:57 PM

3. Front desk, how may we help you? I would like a room with extra bed bugs.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 08:45 PM

4. Yikes, I'm booked there for Monday...

I stayed there before and it seemed fine...

How little we know.

I don't want to cross a picket line or stay in a hotel where the staff is on strike.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:11 PM

5. Cancelled my reservation!

I'm staying at a different place that has gotten very good reviews on all the hotel booking sites.

Good luck to the striking workers.

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