Fair Hotels Program

The Fair Hotel Difference

Becoming part of a union is a life-changing experience for many hotel workers.  Most people who clean rooms and cook live in poverty.  But as UNITE HERE members, hotel & casino workers can have good careers. Find out more at www.unitehere.org.

Choosing Fair Hotels is an easy way to make a real difference in the lives of hardworking people who make the beds, prepare the meals, and greet you at the door.  Thank you for staying with us!

Your Dollars Matter

By voting with their wallets, Fair Hotel participants are proving that equitable hotels can also be prosperous hotels. When customers speak, the hospitality industry takes notice.

Participants can show their support for good hospitality jobs by using the Fair Hotel logo on their conference materials and websites, by inviting hotel workers to welcome your meeting attendees, and by letting hospitality industry and civic leaders know that you prefer Fair Hotels, and would like to see more of them in the cities you visit.

How to Participate

Book at a Fair Hotel – There are Fair Hotels in cities across the U.S. and Canada, including every major brand and every level of service, from boutiques to landmark destinations.  Find a Fair Hotel at your destination: www.fairhotel.org, or with our iPhone app (search "UNITE HERE”).

Plan Ahead – Meeting reservations are often made years in advance, and labor relations can change over time.  Consult with us when selecting a hotel venue, to get the labor forecast at your destination: 202-661-3680 or [email protected]

Get it in Writing – When it comes to event contracts, it makes sense to protect yourself and stay in control of your options. No one wants to be stuck in the middle of a labor dispute, so insist on contractual protections that will allow you relocate.  Model protective language is available here.

Consider Inmex Meeting Planning Services – a socially responsible, full-service meeting planner with over 25 years of hotel management experience.  Many Inmex services are free; they consult with UNITE HERE during site selection, and secure effective protections in every event contract.  www.inmex.org  

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The UNITE HERE Difference

 

When you stay at Fair Hotels, you stay where workers have the opportunity for a better life. UNITE HERE changes lives by improving wages and benefits in the hospitality industry, creating jobs that sustain families and communities in your destination cities. Most people who clean rooms and cook food live in poverty. At UNITE HERE, we’re ensuring that employees at union hotels and casinos have the stability and security to be career professionals.

UNITE HERE members earn more money.

UNITE HERE members earn more than non-union workers doing the same job in the same city. Take for instance Las Vegas, where a full-time UNITE HERE cook earns at least $3,580 a year more than her non-union counterpart in Las Vegas. Plus, she has affordable family healthcare and a pension that will enable her to retire with dignity.