“In Chicago, using UNITE HERE’s report as a launchpad, the Chicago Federation of Labor spearheaded legislation asking employers to put in greater protections. The city passed a law in October that, among other things, mandates employers provide a panic button that hotel workers can use to call hotel security if they feel unsafe.”
“En la cuarta entrega de este reportaje especial, Adriana Cardona entrevista a tres hispanas que han sido víctimas de acoso sexual en su trabajo y que ahora luchan para proteger a otras mujeres.”
“The survey findings suggest that sexual harassment by casino and hotel guests often goes unreported, with just 33 percent of hospitality workers saying that they reported such incidents to their supervisor or manager.”
“A survey of hundreds of women working in hotels and casinos indicates widespread instances of assault by male guests. A union is pushing for legislation targeting sexual harassment on the job.”
“‘Forty-nine percent of the housekeepers we surveyed said a guest had exposed themselves, flashed them or answered the door naked,’ says researcher Sarah Lyons.
Kasey Nalls, a cocktail waitress at a casino for 11 years, puts it plainly.
‘I always thought it was a serious issue,’ Nalls says. ‘I feel like we’re walking prey.'”