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.
DoubleTree employees file labor complaint
By Kevin Herrera, Santa Monica Daily Press February 18, 2014
DOWNTOWN — Housekeepers and servers employed by the DoubleTree Suites in Santa Monica said during a rally Tuesday outside of the hotel that their bosses pile on so much work that they miss their breaks and they want state and city officials to investigate.
Proponen aumento de salarios
Por Araceli Martínez Ortega, La Opinión FEB, 19, 2014
Inés Luna lleva ocho años que duerme sólo cuatro horas. Trabaja siete días a la semana, siete horas como cargador en el Aeropuerto de Los Ángeles, y ocho horas como lavaplatos en un exclusivo hotel. "El doctor dice que voy 60 millas por hora rumbo a la tumba", comentó.
Minimum wage hike urged for Los Angeles hotel workers
By Steve Gorman, Reuters February 18, 2014
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three Los Angeles City Council members have launched a bid to nearly double the minimum wage for hotel workers in the U.S.'s second-largest metropolis to $15.37 an hour, among the highest rates proposed for any of the country's private-sector workers.
The "living wage" proposal would apply to about 11,000 workers at hotels in Los Angeles with more than 100 rooms, helping to lift employees out of poverty and spur the city economy, supporters of the proposal said.
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