Recall and Retention Ordinances

April 2021

Recall and Retention Ordinances

UNITE HERE is fighting for a just recovery – a recovery that ensures that people are not locked out of hospitality jobs they've held for decades due to race, gender, age, union affiliation or any other form of discrimination.

Our union has successfully negotiated recall rights and extensions for thousands of union hospitality workers and has advocated for legislation that gives recall rights to union and non-union hospitality workers. That means workers will be called back to work – not replaced – when business comes back.

These recall ordinances provide hospitality workers that were laid-off due to the COVID-19 pandemic the right to be recalled to work in order of seniority when business resumes or reopens. The retention ordinances protect workers’ jobs when there is a change of ownership or management at the property within two years from the declaration of emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here is the current list of the enacted recall or retention policies:

State

Jurisdiction

Recall/Ret/Both Ordinance Language

California

Glendale

Recall

California

Long Beach

Recall

California

Los Angeles City

Recall

California

Los Angeles County

Recall

California

Oakland

Recall

California

Pasadena

Recall

California

Port of San Diego

Recall

California

San Diego

Recall and Retention

California

Santa Clara City

Recall and Retention

Connecticut

New Haven

Recall

District of Columbia

Washington

Recall, Includes restaurants and retail

Maryland

Baltimore

Recall and retention

Minnesota

Minneapolis

Recall

New York

New York City

Retention, CBAs already provide for recall

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Recall and Amendment of existing retention

Rhode Island

Providence

Recall