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Attend important Town Hall on Seattle Hotels this Thursday

With the Hilton Seattle victory, hotel workers in the Seattle area are looking to the future knowing that if the community comes together, a difference can be made in thousands of lives, for generations to come.

UNITE HERE Local 8 invites supporters, elected officials, hotel industry stakeholders, faith leaders and community allies to celebrate its Hilton Seattle victory and join in an important discussion about the future of Seattle’s hospitality industry. This Town Hall on Seattle Hotels will be Thursday, July 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 911 Stewart Street. Click here to RSVP.

The Seattle-area hotel sector is poised to grow at an incredible pace over the next few years. More hotels mean more jobs along the light-rail corridor, downtown and near the airport. But will these jobs mean greater prosperity for Seattle-area workers — the housekeepers, bellmen, servers, and dishwashers who are part of Seattle’s working poor?

Come learn from workers and other stakeholders about what we can do to ensure hotels and hotel workers to thrive in our region, and explore the common ground that allows for shared prosperity and a better Seattle.

This town hall, featuring welcoming remarks by King County Executive Dow Constantine, is co-sponsored by Seattle City Councilmembers Mike O’Brien, Nick Licata, Bruce Harrell, Tom Rasmussen, and Tim Burgess, King County Councilmembers Larry Gossett and Julia Patterson, Puget Sound Sage, Low Income Housing Institute, Faith Action Network, Church Council of Greater Seattle, Pride at Work, Seattle Gay News, One America, and a growing list!

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