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Unite Here ‘Launches Redesigned’ Booking Site: FairHotel - ‘Makes Clear The Labor Status Of Hotels & Casinos So Travelers Can Avoid’ Picket Lines & Strikes

Published Tuesday, June 28, 2022
by Unite Here News
Unite Here ‘Launches Redesigned’ Booking Site: FairHotel - ‘Makes Clear The Labor Status Of Hotels & Casinos So Travelers Can Avoid’ Picket Lines & Strikes

(NEW YORK CITY) - On June 15th, Hotel Casino Workers in Atlantic City voted to Strike for a raise and safe workloads.  With more than a million vacationers headed there this Summer, the Hotel Workers’ Union Unite Here has announced the launch of a redesigned booking site called FairHotel that makes clear the Labor status of hotels and casinos so travelers, families and professionals can avoid hotels with active picket lines and strikes.

Guests who choose FairHotels are supporting good jobs that are enough to raise a family on and Employees of FairHotels often enjoy wages, benefits and retirement plans well above the standard for comparable Non-Union positions.

Using the site, groups and meeting planners can search by location, hotel brand, the number of rooms and size of ballroom space, in addition to the status of Labor Disputes – and travelers can easily avoid patronizing hotels where Workers have called a boycott.

Properties are listed as “Please Patronize,” “At Risk,” “Labor Dispute/Boycott List,” “Strike,” and “Lockout” to help customers plan ahead.

FairHotel also provides model contract clauses to help meeting planners protect a group event, ensure clean rooms, and allow groups to relocate - if necessary.

“The Labor Movement is hot right now and support for Unions is higher than it’s been in decades.  Deliberately staying in Union Hotels shows Working People that the public is behind them.  Checking FairHotel before you travel is the best way to avoid showing up to a hotel with a picket line,” Unite Here President D. Taylor said.

“Because of our Union Contract at a FairHotel, my family has great health care.  My Co-Workers and I have a way to get our supervisors to listen to us and respond to our needs,” said Karen Betancourt, a Server/Barista at Westin Gaslamp San Diego.

Unite Here represents 300,000 Workers in hotels, gaming, restaurants and food service, airports, and more, pre-pandemic, across the U.S. and Canada. 

The Union’s Membership is predominantly Women and People of Color.

To Directly Access This Labor News Story, Go To: https://unitehere.org/press-releases/use-unite-heres-fairhotel-to-make-travel-plans-that-support-working-people/

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