They clean our hotel rooms—some as many as 30 times a day—with few benefits. Now the housekeepers at some of the nation’s top hotel chains are joining with women’s rights, student, community and clergy leaders to shine a light on the abuses in the hotel industry.
On Sept. 30, more than 350 people will launch a seven-city nationwide “Hope for Housekeepers” tour. The tour kicks off in Long Beach, Calif., where workers will carry a seven-foot by 60-foot “Hope Quilt” on a mile-long pilgrimage from the Hilton Long Beach to the Hyatt Regency Long Beach to symbolize their struggle for decent working conditions. continue reading