Housekeepers at a Santa Monica hotel have settled on a $25 wage with free family health insurance.
“Ending a lengthy labor dispute, JW Marriott Le Merigot Santa Monica Hotel will pay its housekeepers $25 and provide free family health insurance after reaching an agreement with the local hospitality union.
The agreement was announced on Wednesday by UNITE HERE Local 11, the labor union representing over 32,000 hospitality workers in Southern California and Arizona. According to the union, the agreement provides minimum wages of $25 an hour by the expiration of the contract in June 2023 and free family health insurance to employees working at the hotel, located at 1740 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.
“Hats off to Stockdale Capital for being a responsible employer and for embracing Santa Monica’s values of community and justice. Thank you to the heroes of this struggle: the courageous room attendants who never lost faith, fought every day against a nefarious Columbia Sussex, and won an extraordinary union agreement,” said Kurt Petersen, Co-President of the union.
Stockdale Capital, a Los Angeles-based, vertically-integrated real estate investment firm, recently acquired the JW Marriott Santa Monica in May 2021. The company could not immediately be reached for comment for this article.”
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