Through UNITE HERE's Hotel Workers Rising campaign, thousands of hotel workers across North America are rising up to improve their jobs and secure better lives for themselves and their families.
Many hotel workers—largely minority and immigrant women—earn poverty wages and are forced to work two jobs to get by. Others are getting injured on the job because of understaffing and an increase in room amenities like heavier mattresses and linens.
Wages for the same jobs vary wildly from city to city, and workers struggle to make ends meet and keep important benefits like health care and retirement plans, as well as their right to organize a union.
By standing together, hotel workers are sending this message to the hotel industry: We are determined to make our jobs safer, middle-class jobs on which we can support our families.