Don’t you deserve to have your hotel room cleaned every day? That’s what hotel guests have come to expect and love. But as tourism comes roaring back, Hilton wants to end this standard and eliminate housekeepers’ jobs.
Our research shows that ending daily housekeeping would slash jobs and make housekeepers’ workloads even more painful, because rooms are much dirtier after days without cleaning. We estimate that ending this practice 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 Read our report, “Playing Dirty,” to learn more.
Guests and health experts prefer increased cleaning, but Hilton has recently announced it will no longer offer daily housekeeping unless guests specifically request the service—taking advantage of the pandemic disruption to cut guest services and the workers who make them possible.
But it’s not inevitable. Hotel guests and housekeepers worldwide are joining forces and taking action, telling Hilton that hotel rooms should be cleaned every day. We have a vision for a recovery where nobody gets left behind – and together we can win a recovery where everyone comes back stronger.
Special thanks to the following individuals and thousands of other supporters who have signed our petition to Hilton:
- Liz Schuler, AFL-CIO
- Reverend Barber, Poor People’s Campaign
- Barbara Ehrenreich
- Dolores Huerta, UFW
- Maria Elena Durazo, CA State Senator
- Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood
- Ai-Jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance
- Saru Jayaraman, ROC
Join housekeepers’ fight to Come Back Stronger:
- Sign our petition telling Hilton that hotel rooms should be cleaned every day.
- Insist on daily housekeeping throughout your hotel stay. If you’re an individual, visit or call the front desk and ask that your room be cleaned every day of your stay. If you’re booking for an organization, include automatic daily housekeeping in your contract. You can find model contract language here.