Almost a year ago, CLUE-LA clergy stood with workers outside the Holiday Inn LAX praying for fairness in the Advent season. Now, we give thanksgiving early for the workers’ victory at the Holiday Inn! Our friends at UNITE HERE Local 11 shared this news with us over the weekend: Employees at the Holiday Inn LAX
Pomona College administrators performed an internal audit to confirm the immigration status of all immigrant workers, many of whom had worked at the college for over a decade. The worker struggle for rights reached a peak last Friday: Pomona College fired 16 workers, who refused to re-verify their immigration status. As a faith community that recognizes prophets over profits (though there is plenty of profit to go around), we are deeply concerned to know that the administration’s actions have occurred in the context of workers seeking better conditions and unionization.
[raw] Since its beginning, CLUE LA has proudly walked beside workers in the hospitality industry who are fighting in their workplaces for safer, more humane working conditions, decent wages, and access to health care. Hotel work is difficult, dirty, and often invisible to the average customer. Few people know the level of work it takes