In a successful event held on Saturday, December 3, UNITE HERE union members joined Toronto hotel workers, local labor leaders, celebrities, and community leaders to publicly support a campaign to raise the standard of living for hotel workers across the city and internationally. Actor and activist Danny Glover, Mayor David Miller,UNITE HERE President Bruce Raynor, Local 75 President Paul Clifford and various hotel workers hosted a press conference to explain the main issues at stake. -�Hotel workers should not have to work two jobs, sacrifice our health and have our children live in poverty,-� said hotel worker Zeleda Davis, also a UNITE HERE Local 75 member. -�We have a vision that we would create good jobs, promotional and training opportunities so that workers like me can live and retire with dignity and security.-�
-�The hotel sector is prospering and it must not exploit the hardworking men and women, immigrants and people of color who provide the services to make their profits possible,-� said Danny Glover. -�Raising standards of living will benefit hotel workers and their communities and enable them to provide the first class services that make the tourism industry work in Toronto and in cities across North America.-�
To read more about the international UNITE HERE hotel workers campaign, visit www.hotelworkersunited.org.