LOS ANGELES – Restaurant workers filed a class action lawsuit in LA Superior Court on Wednesday alleging their employer has shorted them thousands of dollars in pay over the past three years.
The plaintiffs – two servers and a busser – at the Daily Grill restaurant located at the Westin LAX Hotel allege that management has underpaid them by approximately $.40-$.70 per hour at various times. For the typical server who works less than 30 hours per week, the employer is allegedly shorting her as much as $1,000 annually.
Legends and UNITE HERE Sign Agreement over Worker Representation at Angel Stadium
April 8, 2014
UNITE HERE Local 11 announced Monday more than 900 food service workers at Angels Stadium have won union recognition. The cooks, stand attendants and servers and bartenders are employed byLegends Hospitality, which began operating concessions at Angle Stadium earlier this year. UNITE HERE Local 11 now represents the employees.
The next step is for both sides to negotiate a contract for wages, benefits and working conditions.
Santa Monica Housekeeper Testifies in Favor of "Temp" Regulations
March 12, 2014
SACRAMENTO – Gladys Hernandez and her co-worker Maria Cortez toil at the same beachside hotel, scrubbing toilets, taking out trash and changing bed linens. But at $8.50 an hour, Hernandez earns a fraction of what Cortez brings home.
Though she has worked at DoubleTree Suites Hotel in Santa Monica for nearly two years, Hernandez is considered a "temp" worker. On Wednesday, March 12, she testified before the California State Assembly labor committee in favor of AB 1897 (Roger Hernandez, D), a bill designed to hold employers accountable for wage theft and other abuses when they use staffing agencies to supply workers.
Women's workplace struggles could someday be her dissertation
By Steve Lopez, LA Times March 1, 2014
Cathy Youngblood leaves home at 5 a.m., walks a mile in the dark and catches a Blue Line train at the Watts station. She transfers to the Red Line downtown, then boards a bus at Sunset and Vermont and gets to West Hollywood at 6:45, ready for her job as a hotel housekeeper.
Los Angeles moves toward $15.37 wage for hotels
By Josh Eidelson, SALON.COM Wednesday, February 26, 2014
In a unanimous Tuesday vote, a Los Angeles City Council committee voted to authorize a study on nearly doubling the minimum wage for employees of large hotels in the nation’s second-largest city.
DOUBLETREE WORKERS PROTEST FOR FAIR PAY
Posted by Peggy Clifford, Santa Monica Dispatch February 19, 2014
Dozens of hotel workers and community members took to the streets yesterday outside the DoubleTree Suites Hotel in Santa Monica, protesting alleged California “break law” violations.
Housekeepers and servers say hotel manage- ment “piles on work,” forcing workers to miss 10-minute rest breaks.
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