Worker Justice

Call for Boycott of Hotel Figueroa

8 March 2024

After years of demanding dignity in the workplace, restaurant employees at the Hotel Figueroa’s restaurants lost their jobs in early February 2024. CLUE has been accompanying them through nonviolent direct action since then. Now we need you to sign on in solidarity asking the Hotel Figueroa and its agents to rehire the workers it unjustly

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February 2024 – Sacred Solidarity Scoreboard in the Hospitality Workers Campaign

15 February 2024

CLUE commemorated Ash Wednesday with laid-off workers from Cafe Figueroa (at Hotel Figueroa) and others from the LA Grand Hotel, who participated in an Occupy-style action at LA City Hall.

It’s not too late to sign the petition to pressure the Santa Monica City Council to respond to November 2023’s Truth Commission hearing.

And workers at 5 more hotels have tentatively settled contracts!

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A Powerful Action to Begin the Season of Lent

15 February 2024

Ash Wednesday, clergy and community members from across Los Angeles joined workers for a lunch break and anointed them with ashes: the ashes are a reminder that we will all return to dust; and the anointing a reminder of our common humanity and desire to live and thrive. This sacred ritual reinforces God’s commitment to

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Santa Monica Truth Commission – “Let us listen with a spirit of reconciliation…that we would be moved to work for justice.”

17 November 2023

     On Thursday, November 16, 2023 faith leaders, community members, and workers packed in to the basement of St. Augustine-By-The-Sea to listen deeply to stories of violence, exploitation, and retaliation at Santa Monica hotels. To bear witness to the impact of actions by hotel employers. And to commit anew to their righteous fight for

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In Solidarity With Hotel and Hospitality Workers

1 November 2023

Los Angeles and Santa Monica CLUE leaders continued to take leadership and show solidarity with hotel and hospitality workers in various inspiring ways! By the end of the month, four hotels, the Westin Bonaventure, Millennium Biltmore, Loews Hollywood, and Laguna Cliffs Marriott, had reached a contract agreement with the union. Still, the fight for transformative

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A Prayer for Justice on the Occasion of another Round of Negotiations- Unify Your Voices and Set Your Minds on Justice

4 October 2023

Opening Prayer | Unite Here Local 11 and Local Hotel Reps | Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels | Rabbi Emeritus, Beth Shir Shalom, Santa Monica Within the All-Embracing, the All-Encompassing, the Grand Connectedness, the Interbreathing-of-Life, we feel ourselves interwoven into the Endless Possibilities and the enduring strength of the Universe. We know that when we unify our

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