Hotel guests think skipping housekeeping helps hotel workers, but it cuts housekeepers’ hours and makes their jobs even more painful because rooms are dirtier and harder to clean.
Housekeepers report daily cleaning is essential to manage their difficult job. According to housekeepers, daily is best for managing trash, tackling tough stains, and using less chemicals. For pests such as bedbugs, the industry itself states “the best prevention is daily inspection.”
Fewer rooms to clean means fewer jobs for housekeepers. UNITE HERE estimates that ending daily housekeeping would eliminate up to 39% of all U.S. hotel housekeeping jobs and cost housekeepers — overwhelmingly women of color — $4.8 billion in annual lost wages.1
Housekeepers ask: May we clean your room every day of your stay?
Help hotel housekeepers by signing our petition to the industry and choose daily housekeeping during your next hotel stay.