It’s Housekeeping Appreciation Week! Local 5 housekeepers are celebrating by taking their breaks and calling on management to bring back daily room cleaning. Without daily room cleaning, fewer housekeepers are being called back to work. Thousands of jobs could be saved by reinstating daily room cleaning.
The few who are working are struggling with the workload and even skipping their breaks to finish their rooms. At some hotels, housekeepers placed band-aids on the parts of their body that they are feeling pain due to the increased difficulty of their jobs due to the elimination of daily room cleaning.