For immediate release
February 7, 2007
Los Angeles—The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint and Notice of Hearing against the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel (Westin LAX) for allegedly ordering employees to remove union buttons and then threatening them with discipline if they refused. The complaint alleges that the Westin LAX discriminated against employees for supporting the union, and that the hotel maintained rules meant to discourage workers from participating in organizing efforts.
In July and August of last year, the Westin LAX suspended 26 workers for one day without pay after they refused to remove their union buttons. “We lost a day’s pay for exercising rights that we have under the law. When you make only $10.40 an hour, losing a day’s pay means your children don’t get something they need that week,