[MyNewsLA] Proposed: Panic buttons to protect hotel workers against sexual assault



A local hotel workers union is proposing panic buttons to protect housekeepers who work in Rancho Palos Verdes hotels, including Trump National Golf Club and Terranea Resort.

Unite Here Local 11 announced that it filed paperwork to put a measure on the November ballot that would require major hospitality employers in Rancho Palos Verdes to protect employees against sexual threats and assault, including panic buttons for workers who clean guest rooms.

Union leaders said they were backing practical solutions to the problem of sexual assault in the workplace as part of the #MeToo movement.


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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