“Now they have the opportunity to sit down as equals with the hotel to negotiate on their wages, benefits, and working conditions,” Local 26 President Brian Lang said. “What’s great about this is this is a hotel company that is now committed to doing this in a collaborative and responsible way.
A training center in New England trains low-skill, minimum-wage workers for jobs that pay $19.36 an hour with benefits.
Hospitals have different protocols—or none at all—when it comes to discharging patients to hotels. But the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s bloodborne pathogens standard applies to all.
The Wyndham Beacon Hill hotel uses its proximity to Massachusetts General Hospital as a marketing tool. The hotel website includes a hospitals page featuring a blonde model in a white coat with a stethoscope around her neck. The hotel offers a link to each of the city’s hospitals, discounted rates for patient families, and access to a shuttle bus.
From Univision Spanish-language TV: Wyndham hotel located in the heart of Boston faces problems with its workers and OSHA.