[Los Angeles Times] Workers at Terranea Resort and Trump golf club want 'panic buttons' in case of sexual assaults

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A woman relaxes by the fire pit overlooking the swimming pool and ocean at the Terranea resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. A proposed ordinance would require the hotel and a nearby golf club to provide "panic buttons" to address sexual assaults and other emergencies. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

By HUGO MARTIN

Hospitality workers in Rancho Palos Verdes are proposing an ordinance to require the exclusive Terranea Resort and nearby Trump National Golf Club to supply employees with "panic buttons" to alert authorities in the case of a sexual assault.

A union representing hospitality workers said filed paperwork with the Rancho Palos Verdes city clerk Tuesday, seeking to put the measure on the November ballot. Once the paperwork is approved, Unite Here, Local 11, will have 90 days to collect about 4,000 signatures to put the measure on the ballot.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hotel-panic-button-20180226-story.html

Note: CLUE is supporting UniteHERE and the hotel workers in this initiative to increase workplace safety. We will be taking part in actions and advocacy for this measure.

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