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This bill would create a BALTIMORE TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT that’s designed to subsidize HOTELS & raise hotel rates, and not support the citizens of Baltimore, our visitors or African Africans in Tourism.
Bill Hearing, Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 10am, Baltimore City Hall, 4th floor. Taxation, Finance & Economic Development Committee.
Call these Baltimore City Council members and state your opposition.
Chair: Sharon Green Middleton 410-396-4832 email: [email protected]
Vice-Chair: Leon Pinkett 410-396-4810 email: [email protected]
Ed Resinger 410-396-4822 email: [email protected]
Eric Costello 410-396-4816 email: [email protected]
Robert Stokes 410-396-4811 email: [email protected]
President Bernard Jack Young: 410-396-4804 email: [email protected]
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Traveling for Labor Day weekend? Show your appreciation for workers by staying at a labor friendly hotel! Check out FairHotel's page or visit fairhotel.org to learn more.
Tip your housekeepers!

Rachel Gumpert, a spokeswoman for Unite Here, a hotel and hospitality workers' union, said she hopes hotel visitors leave $1 to $5 a night “as a recognition of the often invisible work hotel housekeepers do that although unseen is integral to an exceptional guest experience.”

“The schedules and room assignments of housekeepers varies, so tipping daily is the best way to ensure the workers providing you a standout stay aren't accidentally passed over,” she added.

Gumpert said housekeepers are usually women who “are providing excellence in service that often includes a very challenging work load and grueling physical labor.”

Median wages for hotel housekeepers are $9.28 an hour, she said, though union hotels pay more. Union hotel workers clean 16 rooms a day, while non-union hotel workers can clean more than 30. But union or not, Gumpert said guests should tip.

“Hotel housekeepers generally work each room alone with strenuous conditions, including women lifting hundred pound mattresses, repetitive bending, and full shifts on their feet,” she said. “The reality is that the women who work as hotel housekeepers are doing valuable work that deserves recognition, just the same as valets, bellmen, or other hotel workers more visible to guests are.”

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Last night, Local 2 members Veronica Vera, Gustavo Vasquez, and Antonio Arenas did an amazing job explaining why community should support hotel workers and join FairHotel! Thanks to the Tech Workers Coalition, Cleve Jones, and Bianca Escalante!
How To Help Cause A #HousingCrisis On Your Vacation:
You asked us for a summary of key #VacationRental problems and solutions in one place. We put key articles in a link for you.


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If you experience problems as a tourist, host, or neighbor, try the following before contacting sites like Airbnb. Why? In articles we cite in our link, Airbnb only addresses people’s concerns partially, and only after getting media attention.

Worldwide: Airbnb Hell, Inside Airbnb
USA: Share Better, AirbnbWATCH

CA: Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
SF: ShareBetter SF, San Francisco Tenants Union, Vanishingsf
LA: Community Above Profit, Keep Neighborhoods First
SD: Save San Diego Neighborhoods

TX: Neighbors for Short Term Rental Reform

Canada: Fairbnb.ca, Homes not Hotels - No Airbnb
Australia: Neighbours not Strangers
UK: Holiday Flats Edinburgh's Ruin

Also, the only way for cities to know the number of illegal #ShortTermRentals or complaints is if you contact its local government:
In the US and Canada, dial 311. It's the government hotline for your complaints or questions. Ask them to email your complaint to you so if they don’t address your concern, you have a record.

If all else fails, post our customizable sign “welcoming” illegal vacation rental tourists in buildings and in public places.

Tell us about other resources to share! Please share (especially with people that use or host vacation rentals) so people won't be getting #AirbnScrewed.
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Use FairHotel's guide & app to find socially responsible properties in the U.S. & Canada. Because there's power in how you direct your dollars.

While most people who clean rooms or cook for a living are in poverty, FairHotel shows us there's an easy way to make a real difference in the lives of the hardworking people in an otherwise demanding hospitality industry. From the attendant greeting you at the front desk, to the housekeeper keeping your towels fresh, workers at a FairHotel have job security, comprehensive benefits and the opportu

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In March 2020, 98% of our Union was laid off due to COVID-19 shutdowns. Today, many of us are still out-of-work. But nobody should EVER underestimate the strength and spirit of workers mobilized by Union Power. With grit and determination, UNITE HERE members are beating the odds to come back—and . Because there’s no comeback in hospitality without *us.*

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Thursday Plenary: Black Feminism and the Movement for Black Lives 01/22/2016

Thursday Plenary: Black Feminism and the Movement for Black Lives

Thank you to the National LGBTQ Task Force for welcoming Hilton Chicago Hotel Housekeeper Claudia on stage at last night's preliminary reception for .

The evening included an amazing panel on Black Feminism and was a great start to the conference. Check out Claudia at around 15 minutes in; but we highly recommend the entire feed!

And if you're attending , come say hi!


Thursday Plenary: Black Feminism and the Movement for Black Lives Thursday Plenary: Black Feminism and the Movement for Black Liveson The Task Force on Livestream - Watch live streaming Internet TV. Broadcast your own live streaming videos, like The Task Force in Widescreen HD. Livestream, Be There.

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We're here at the National LGBTQ Task Force Creating Change Conference. Stop by and say hi! Make sure to thank the Taskforce staff for choosing a ... And check your swag bags for our brand new tip envelopes for your housekeepers!

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Happy from our family to yours.

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Congrats to our new team, Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency in San Antonio! @unitehere23 @hyattTweets

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We've got a new Fair Hotel partner, the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers (IFPTE)

The IFPTE is a diverse labor union advocating on behalf of more than 80,000 women and men in professional, technical, administrative and associated occupations in the United States and Canada.

The IFPTE exists for the tens of thousands of women and men working in professional and technical occupations as a resource once they decide to organize their workplace. The IFPTE members are committed to assisting others professionals in organizing their own union with IFPTE, just as previous members helped them in gaining a real voice in their workplace.

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Welcome to our new Fair Hotel partner, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)!

Since its inception in 1972, LCLAA has remained a grassroots organization driven and directed by Latino labor leaders who understand the importance of unionization in helping workers secure rights and protections on the job, empowering them to become voices for justice and change in their communities.

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Welcome to our new Fair Hotel partner, the National Action Network Los Angeles!

Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, the National Action Network is one of the leading civil-rights organizations in the United States. Shaped by the ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, the National Action Network Los Angeles fights for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.

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