Unite Here is fighting for a policy that would put its members in physical danger, leave them jobless, and destroy the hotel industry in Los Angeles.
Chip Rogers (@ChipAHLA) is president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
Unite Here wants to force all LA hotels to house homeless people next to paying guests. Here’s how the union’s plan would work: Each day at 2 p.m., hotels would report to city hall how many vacant rooms they have. The city would then assign homeless people to any unoccupied rooms, including those located right next to paying customers.
But the homeless people participating in this program would get more than an overnight room. They would get access to all the amenities a property offers, including swimming pools, fitness centers and all public areas.