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Fired Housekeepers Demand Their Jobs
Date Friday May 28
Time 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location Details
Outside Comfort Suites Hotel, 121 East Grand Avenue, South San Francisco
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorAnand Singh
In March of this year, union housekeepers at the Comfort Suites Hotel in
South San Francisco were terminated from their jobs- their work farmed out
to a housekeeping temp agency, Jani-King of California. These housekeepers,
all immigrant women, had been working at the hotel for years (some as many
as 18). They were paid a living wage, recieved health benefits and were able
to collectively bargain with their employer for their union contracts. As a
result, many have been able to buy homes, send their kids to college and
provide a decent lifestyle for themselves and their families.

Today, without their jobs, kicked out on the street in a bleak economy, some
risk losing homes, are unable to pay college tuitions, cannot provide health
care, rent, or even food for their families.

This particular injustice, union workers being replaced by non-union workers
in the midst of their contract, has never before occurred in this county. It
is the task of this community to both fight for the workers' jobs and to
send a strong message to the industry- this behavior is not acceptable in
San Mateo County.

Please join us this Friday, May 28, from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Comfort Suites
in South San Francisco (121 East Grand Avenue) for a picket to support the
former workers of the hotel. Your support is crucial in affirming this
community's support for its workers and sending a strong message to the
hotel's management.

For more information, contact Anand Singh, (510) 290-0978,
anand@workingeastbay.org
Added to the calendar on Wednesday May 26th, 2004 3:22 PM
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