Initiative 124: What It Means To Hotel Workers
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.
Many of us has stayed in hotels and motels while on business or vacation. Natalie Kelley, Organizer with Unite Here Local 8 spoke with a hotel housekeeper who cleans up after our visits, Yen Deng. Deng describes what she faces while on the job.
Union hotel housekeepers are known to have quality and affordable health coverage, but in a study of hotel workers by Puget Sound Sage, 97 percent reported that they suffer work related pain.