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A couple of weeks ago we brought you the story of a hotel union workers union forcing a move to more expensive fitted sheets to cut down and all the job injuries from.
Flat sheets take a look.
The research that have shown that the housekeeping to work is one of the most dangerous works in that hospitality industry.
Are required to I'd get on their hands beneath the -- to -- floors.
And so where proposed scene.
That that hotels provide mops and feed it sheets simple simple common sense solutions to clean -- room.
-- -- California Occupational Safety & Health Administration is saying that hotels should supply housekeepers -- Fitted sheets and other -- housekeeping tools.
With us a California housekeeper -- young wife Kathy thank you for joining us what.
I'm trying to be fair but when I think of occupational injuries I think -- I don't construction worker drilling and -- to a stand.
Are dropping a beam on his foot on oil -- getting slammed by a drill bit.
Or long shore and getting crushed by it it -- -- not necessarily making a bed at such a hazard.
Well and I knew that you need to add housekeeping duties of that -- So add that to your long list it is a very demanding rough or in -- fast -- and yes you do suffer injuries.
But -- aren't there injuries in just about every I mean I can walk into that camera over there hit it might hit it it's it's an occupational hazard but.
Do we need -- union to tell our businesses.
That we need fitted sheets vs flat sheets.
Well now we do because think -- this for years housekeepers have been complaining.
We don't like fitted sheets we would like long and short handle tools to help us do their -- -- nobody's listening.
In one ear out the other worked hard -- it I'm housekeeper -- work at the -- On -- West Hollywood.
I and other housekeepers.
As well as union members and -- -- as we are tired of being overlooked.
We want dignity we -- respect why is -- someone paying attention to the rough job that we do we take pride in our work.
No doubt in honor of those I don't have to make this point that I'm not trying to be little.
The work that you do you know it's just my question is do we have to turn calling to -- to go to but we have to turn to the union to make sure every single job is.
Perfectly perfectly safe it's impossible you know something you know housekeeping -- I don't know about every single job I -- I -- we do well you know -- you know I used to be pleased I was detective I mean that's.
A -- job we all agree.
The house Keaton doesn't come into my mind is being -- with that said.
There are a lot of people.
That would like to be making those beds -- unemployment lines and I feel for those people can't find a job so they would go to Bob.
-- our noses -- -- because that's I came straight from the unemployment line where you have a job right very.
Have a job I have a job I had a little better.
I was little I can make my bed would have been fitted sheets and I make my own beds now I don't -- laundry.
And my own shirt you know something that's another cousin that's a -- -- -- point I -- I cannot enact -- -- -- let me let me bring some moments of very good point the more regulation and more the unions get their way in demand certain I don't know.
Tools equipment hours -- -- the fewer people that the hotel chain can can put to work.
Not let -- let me make a serious point here if you're looking to cut back on the number of government regulators you have to go into these businesses and make sure that that labor practices are fair.
The best way is to have someone on the ground like a union with an advocate for workers and say you know what there -- a lot of injuries being sustained here's a way to cut back on -- And on yeah elbow and peace I had gone wild -- an easy gone wild and it's where does it stop.
Well if you don't like the hotel to hotel chain -- you'd think it's too hard of the job.
Well then do something else if it's too dangerous you know where -- should be.
You know where they OSHA should be how about -- -- in cold winds with these guys would dial into the call micro video -- I have.
-- -- -- And yet -- -- -- please guide Kathy what you've you've heard a lot you've heard both sides weigh in I mean it.
And I and I really appreciate your input that you need to understand this is from -- housekeeper and actually work the jobs every day.
OK I take pride in my work but we're not disputing how he got it out of this happening my entry level job into the or -- Disputing that you work hard and we're not disputing that there are certain hazards to the job thirds hazards every job -- had a what I would say that what -- -- what we're just saying what would you say to those who say.
Because of the union and people like you know fewer people actually going to be able work for the hotel chain you work for.
All that's bogus.
Bogus come on in fitted sheet that -- no more to press followed fitted get -- -- can't conduct.
Honest I'll -- -- seeds caused a lot more nobody though.
-- says truth and I don't brilliant entrepreneur I can do a real cheap let me put in a bid Eric let me tell you that's -- As a percentage of GDP corporate profits are at -- an all time high.
And they share that that the share of GDP that goes to labor -- that it almost out of spread the -- a little more I'm saying that we can afford to provide some basic things for housekeepers if it's going to keep them from -- let.
I don't do my side yeah dating life.
I just have thank you sign in front of the -- and advocate if -- there it is want to provide these tools.
-- I get the best are going to -- hands and leave it there it was a fantastic show everyone to say thank you to Cathy young blood that's the only obstacle that get.
You could ever since bode they'll at -- can tell us and that's the crystal ball thanks everybody have a -- -- --
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