Labor Day is meant to celebrate the contributions of workers across the country. But in Los Angeles, hotel worker union Unite Here Local 11 has a funny way of showing it. Many of its members could suffer under the union’s latest plan.
Unite Here Local 11 has proposed the Responsible Hotels Ordinance which would force hotels to fill empty rooms with homeless individuals. The ordinance was inspired by Project Roomkey – a pandemic-era initiative to house the homeless in vacant hotels. But the union seems to have forgotten the very real consequences Project Roomkey had for hotel employees – the same workers the union represents.
This article originally appeared in the OC Register. Read the whole thing.