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Oakland Measure Z could raise minimum wage, bring protections to hotel workers

KALW Radio

Kristin McCandless & Holly McDede

OCT 30, 2018


Measure Z a safe bet for offering security to hotel workers

San Francisco Chronicle

Otis R. Taylor Jr.

Oct. 25, 2018

Smith is speaking out in favor of Measure Z, an Oakland ballot measure that would establish workplace protections for employees of hotels in the city with 50 or more guest rooms.


New Survey Shows 1 in 4 Oakland Hotel Workers Have Been Threatened by Male Guests While on the Job

October 2, 2018

As the #TimesUp and #MeToo movement reshapes American workplaces, lower-wage workers are often excluded from the narrative. On the heels of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, hotel workers in Oakland are speaking out – and data from a new survey shows they face alarming rates of sexual assault, threats, and other inappropriate behavior on the job.

#TimesUp Comes to Oakland: Measure Z on November Ballot Will Protect Women and Workers

August 31, 2018

Hotel workers leading Measure Z campaign to share their stories at Oakland churches this Sunday

Oakland – This November, Oakland voters will decide on a critical local initiative – Measure Z – which would protect hotel workers from sexual assault on the job by providing every hotel cleaner in Oakland with a panic button so they can call for help.