Two Santa Monica Hotels Win Union Recognition


Last week, workers from the Courtyard Marriott Santa Monica and the Hampton Inn Santa Monica won union recognition and will be represented by UNITE HERE Local 11. Each hotel has 35 workers who will join the union.

The hotel management, the union, and the Hospitality Training Academy (HTA) also had a breakthrough success on local hiring at these two hotels. Roughly one third of employees at each hotel are Santa Monica residents. Both hotels are part of the Colorado Esplanade, a promenade designed to connect the final stop of the Expo Line to the Santa Monica Pier and the Third Street Promenade.

Congratulations on these huge victories!