The week of September 5th, Local 5 members at Hilton, Starwood, Marriott and Hyatt hotels in Hawaii used life-size body charts and "OUCH" stickers to demonstrate where their bodies hurt from the hard work they do every day. In cafeterias and locker rooms, it was revealed that housekeepers have many aching body parts, especially their shoulders, hands, backs and knees. At the beginning of UNITE HERE’s International Housekeeping Week on Tuesday, September 13, Local 5 members hit the streets with their charts. Walking along the beaches in front of the Hilton and Starwood hotels and in downtown parks, members held the life size chart and handed out leaflets stating "Luxury is a pain!" to dozens of passers-by.
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