Mexican Mother’s Day Action to Highlight Grueling Workload, High Injury Rates at Luxury Lodgings
At noon today, (Mexican Mother's Day) members of the UNITE HERE will converge on the LAX Hilton to ask that hotels give housekeepers (most of whom are moms) a break.
A new national study finds extremely high injury rates among hotel housekeepers across the country. Housekeepers – among the lowest-paid of hotel workers – have an injury rate 86% higher than other hotel workers. A survey of 660 housekeepers found that over 90% report pain. The evidence strongly implicates increasingly excessive workloads in the rising rates of musculoskeletal disorders among hotel housekeepers.
Today there will be a delegation of hotel workers' children asking the Hilton's management to give their moms a break, massages will be provided for housekeeping staff, and religious leaders and MomsRising.org will bring Mother's Day cards. UNITE HERE's campaign to improve conditions in hotels has a great name - Hotel Workers Rising! Find out more at www.hotelworkersrising.org.