For immediate release
June 29, 2011
Workers demand hotel management turn over their healthcare payments
Who: Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel Workers, Supporters
What: STRIKE, Picket Line
Where: 12825 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604
When: 6 AM – Wednesday, June 29 – picket will continue throughout the day
Why: The Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel has put its workers’ healthcare in jeopardy by failing to turn over the workers’ healthcare deductions to the workers’ health fund administrator.
If the hotel does not turn over the workers’ money to the health fund, about 80 workers and their families will lose healthcare coverage.
That’s our money, deducted from our checks, to go to our family healthcare. The Sportsmen’s Lodge cannot keep it for itself," said Marco Alcala, a Sportsmen’s Lodge houseman. "We’re not going back to work until the company does the right thing."
Workers will be on strike throughout the day on Wednesday, possibly longer.