Sleep With the Right People
UNITE HERE is committed to full equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people. Our union was the first to ratify a comprehensive statement in support of civil and economic rights for LGBT people, and we contributed significant funds and organizing resources to defeating Proposition 8 in California. In both the United States and Canada, members of our union have worked to build a powerful coalition between the LGBT and labor communities in our quest for fair and equal treatment of all individuals.
Sleep With The Right People is a collaboration between UNITE HERE and the LGBT community, working jointly to use our power as consumers to ensure that hotels respect their workers. LGBT travelers spend over $60 billion a year on business and recreational travel, and major hotel chains spend millions of dollars annually on advertising that specifically targets the gay market. Our coalition is calling on members of the LGBT community to “Sleep With The Right People” by honoring picket lines, respecting boycotts at various hotels across North America, and whenever possible patronizing unionized hotels when traveling.
We are stronger together than alone when combating wealthy individuals and corporations who stand in the way of us achieving full civil and economic equality.