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Policy Advocacy

Major Victory for Hotel Housekeepers

Last week the Cal/OSHA Standards Board voted unanimously to adopt new rules that will protect hotel housekeepers from musculoskeletal injury.

This win reflects the momentum in the campaign to protect housekeepers from workplace dangers including injuries, unreasonable workloads, and sexual assault. It is a hard-won victory that represents years of effort by Worksafe, our allied organizations, and hospitality workers throughout the California. Congratulations to UNITE HERE! members, who first petitioned Cal/OSHA to develop a standard to protect hospitality workers from injury in 2012. Read more about the new standard here.