Far too many hotel workers have to work two or even three jobs to make ends meet. Some endure chronic pain due to overwork. Some face unsafe working conditions, or live in fear of getting laid off. That’s why thousands of workers at Marriott hotels have begun a campaign to fight for one job that’s enough to live on, one job that is safe and secure. I am writing to you to ask you to stand with thousands of Marriott hotel workers as they begin this campaign.
More than 8,300 union Marriott workers in Boston, Detroit, Honolulu, Maui, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle have voted to authorize strikes at their hotels. Click here to see the at-risk hotels.
We ask you to honor their strike. And we ask you to stand with them on the principle that “one job ought to be enough to live on”. In Baltimore, Philadelphia and San Francisco, non-union Marriott hotel workers are in the midst of organizing campaigns. Again, we ask you to respect their organizing efforts. Finally, we are asking you to decline the so-called “green choice” program whenever you stay at a Marriott hotel or any other hotel brand. These “green choice” programs create dangerous workloads for some housekeepers while slashing the hours of others.
How can you show your support for these Marriott workers?
- Sign the One Job Should Be Enough Pledge and Button Up!
- Honor the workers’ strike vote and avoid hotels on that list. Reach out to Carrie Sallgren at 202-661-3680 or [email protected] to protect your event from unexpected labor disputes or strikes.
- Where new organizing efforts are public, button up, meet with workers and call on the management to respect the workers’ organizing rights and their call that one job should be enough. Contact Carrie Sallgren to protect your event from unexpected labor disputes.
- Call or write Marriott to share your support for the workers: One Job Should Be Enough! Share your support on social media.
- Pass the word: Say NO to the so-called ‘green choice” program. This program leaves hotel rooms filled with days of filth, exposing housekeepers to injury and pain, and destroying their jobs.
These hotel workers are ready to do whatever it takes- even walk off the job- to convince Marriott to use its leadership in the hotel industry to make one job enough to live on. Please join us in fighting alongside these workers.
Fr. Clete Kiley
UNITE HERE International Union
Immigration Policy Director