Recently, Seattle voters approved Initiative 124 protecting hotel workers from assault, sexual harassment and on the job injury. Last month, Unite Here Local 8 Organizer Natalie Kelley interviewed a hotel houseman for KBCS about what Initiative 124 means to hotel workers.
Seattle voters recently passed Initiative 124 to protect hotel workers from sexual harassment and on the job injuries. Northwest Hospitality Union Local 8 organizer Olga Chavaria spoke with Sonia Guevara, a Union Local 8 hotel housekeeper, about obstacles she faces cleaning hotel rooms full time.
Last fall, Seattle voters passed Initiative 124 by nearly 77 percent. However, in late December, the hotel industry filed a lawsuit against Seattle in an effort to overturn the measure to protect hotel workers from on-the-job sexual harassment and workplace injuries. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama interviewed Abby Lawlor, Northwest Hospitality Union Local 8 representative about this matter.