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DoubleTree Hilton Workers Strike Downtown LA’s Double Tree Hotel workers allege missed rest periods; ask State to investigate backpay claims LOS ANGELES —Hotel workers have taken to the streets today outside the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Tokyo on Los Angeles St. Workers of the hotel walked off the job in an all-day strike that started at 6AM. The United Bank of Switzerland or UBS owns the downtown hotel. Workers are calling attention to complaints that several employees filed with the State alleging missed rest breaks and claiming entitlement to back pay.
900 cooks, cashiers and baristas earn average of $18,800 yearly
What: USC Worker March Where: United University Church at USC at Jefferson Blvd and Hoover St. Look for Red Shirts When: Wednesday, November 12 from 4:30pm to 6 pm Who: USC workers, USC students and community members Visuals: Signs, workers marching in uniform, students in Trojan apparel
LOS ANGELES -USC workers will march this Wednesday as they fight on in their call for higher wages. The average yearly wages for the 900 USC hospitality workers are $18,800.
By Tina Rosenberg New York Times, Posted November 6, 2014
Gabriela Ochoa is a vivacious woman who buses tables at the Landings Restaurant at the Holiday Inn near Los Angeles International Airport, a job she has held since 2001.
L.A. City Council approves minimum-wage hike for hotel workers
By David Zahniser, Emily Alpert Reyes LA Times, Posted September 24, 2014
Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers — one of the highest minimum-wage requirements in the country. The City Council voted 12 to 3 on Wednesday to impose the higher wage on large hotels, delivering a huge victory to a coalition that included organized labor, more than a dozen neighborhood councils and the ACLU of Southern California.
Los Angeles Approves Raising Minimum Wage for Large-Hotel Workers
By Erica E. Phillips and Eric Morath Wall Street Journal, Posted on September 24, 2014
LOS ANGELES—The City Council approved one of the nation's highest minimum wages for workers at large hotels here. In a 12-3 vote on Wednesday, council members backed an ordinance establishing a minimum hourly wage of $15.37 for workers at Los Angeles hotels with at least 125 guest rooms.
LA City Council Passes Historic $15.37/hour Hotel Worker Minimum Wage
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-3 in favor of a new law creating a $15.37 per hour minimum wage for workers in LA’s big hotels.
Supporters of the measure, known as the Raise LA coalition, erupted in cheer in council chambers Wednesday morning as the results were announced. The broad coalition included hundreds of hotel workers, more than 35 community organizations, 17 neighborhood councils, churches and hundreds of small businesses.