Working For Justice

Justice For Workers

Hotel workers have a 40 percent higher injury rate than other service workers, and out of all hotel workers, housekeepers get hurt most often.

“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.”

MARTIN lUTHER king, jr

Housekeepers are under pressure to clean too many rooms in too short a time, and then to leave them pristine. This means they don’t take breaks and work off the clock to meet their quotas. Hotel workers also regularly face sexual harassment from guests and colleagues, and when they report it, hotel companies ignore them.

“Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim.”

– Quoted Person

CLUE has been active for decades in unionizing campaigns for hotel workers across Southern California, including in Santa Monica, downtown Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Long Beach, among others. We take part in picket lines, join delegations that meet with management, share workers’ stories from the pulpits of our churches, and conduct dramatic actions to highlight the sacrifices workers and immigrants make to survive in their jobs.

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  • Join the CLUE Team!

    CLUE is proud to be hiring a 20-hour/week communications coordinator! If you have the chops and the passion, we invite you to apply today! The complete job description is below. Email cover letter, résumé, writing sample, and sample social media toolkit to Rev. Kara Howardat [email protected]. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2024. Communications Coordinator

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Join the CLUE Team!

CLUE is proud to be hiring a 20-hour/week communications coordinator! If you have the chops and the passion, we invite you to apply today! The complete job description is below. Email cover letter, résumé, writing sample, and sample social media toolkit to Rev. Kara Howardat [email protected]. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2024. Communications Coordinator

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February 2024 – Sacred Solidarity Scoreboard in the Hospitality Workers Campaign

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

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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