Hotel Worker Justice

Posted: August 20th, 2013

DATE: Wednesday July 24, 2013 from 2pm-4pm

Dear Friends,
I am working with Interfaith Worker Justice and UNITE HERE!, the hotel workers union toget Jewish, Muslim and Christian organizations to include language in their conference/hotel contracts that honors workers and gives them dignity and respect by allowing them the freedom to collectively organize. Hotel workers in non-union cities often get paid very little sometimes as low as $7.25 an hour, don't have health benefits, don't have sick or vacation days and the housekeepers have to clean up to 30 rooms a day. 

Our religious texts tell us that God wants justice to roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.  In keeping with the mission of Chicago Theological Seminary to promote justice and mercy, it is my hope that you can join the Seminarians for Worker Justice at a phone bank to reach out to these religious organizations who hold conferences in these very hotels to educate them on the importance of honoring worker called boycotts.

The phone bank will take place at CTS; details to follow. Please RSVP to me by Friday July 19th at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 716-474-7045. 


Kirk Laubenstein,
Chicago Theological Seminary Student
Interfaith Worker Justice Intern