LAUSD approves hotel worker resolution
Support given for open dialogue and fair contract
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education members Tuesday adopted a resolution to support local hotel industry workers and their families.
The resolution was presented by Board President M�nica Garc�a and co-sponsored by board members Marguerite P. LaMotte and Julie Korenstein.
�Many of the parents and guardians of our students work in the hotel industry and rely on fair working conditions and adequate healthcare for themselves and their families,� said Board of Education President M�nica Garc�a. �We want to give these hard-working families our full support and stand in solidarity with them as they work to negotiate a fair contract.�
�We recognize that the hotel workers in Los Angeles earn less than those in other major cities,� said Board member Marguerite P. LaMotte. �Given these tough economic times, we are hopeful that the hotels will maintain an open dialogue and agree to a contract that improves the quality of life for the workers.�
This resolution also strongly encourages District staff to avoid booking events at venues that unionized employees will not patronize because the facility is involved in a labor dispute.