Want to Stay in a Union Hotel? There’s an App for That

At least there’s an app for it now. UNITE-HERE has developed an app allowing you to find a union hotel in the cities where you stay. For those of you who travel, this is an easy way to support union workers, collective bargaining, and fair pay and working conditions. Please take advantage.

16 comments on this post.
  1. MAJeff:

    Too bad it only seems to run on iPhones.

  2. Tnap01:

    Minus points for putting the Charlotte metro area in SC only, I understand that the #1 tourist attraction around here is in SC but come on!

  3. dollared:

    Restaurant version, please.

  4. bph:

    But there is a a web version as well.

  5. StevenAttewell:

    This desperately needs to be universalizeed into a general union label app.

  6. Erik Loomis:

    That would take the various unions working together. So that will never happen.

  7. laura:

    Wow, that’s useful. Thanks.

  8. Pas des Canards:

    Any idea what the category “risk of dispute” represents? Is that union with contract problems? Or a disputed organizing campaign? Or just random third party pickets out front?

  9. Frankly:

    What a PItA!. First, its Apple only so screw us Android owners. Second, I clicked the “Unite on line” link assuming it would allow me to used the tool on my PC – NO! it takes me to a link to DL the stupid Apple App.

    I want to use this but they did not make that possible. Crap, even a stupid PDF with hotel names on it would be more helpful.

  10. Bruce Vail:

    If you want to use union-preferred hotels, UNITE HERE has been maintaining a list for years. Just check the web site.

  11. Observoer:

    What would be interesting to see if the unionized hotels were actually the same price of non-union hotels or if they are more expensive.

    The question is…can you get something for nothing.

  12. Malaclypse:

    You forgot to spell your name correctly, Jenny. Please troll better next time.

  13. Observer:

    It’s a good question. Not because it would change the behavior of either those who support unions or those who don’t.

    The reason it’s a good question is if the unionized hotels are, indeed, more expensive then it demonstrates that businesses are simply passing along the additional labor costs to the consumer.

    I think this is a relevant point to this issue.

    If there is no difference, then why would anyone NOT want to use unionized hotels? Or unionized labor of any sort? The additional money would be coming out of the profits of the business and not being passed through.

  14. Malaclypse:

    It’s a good question

    Worst sock-pupperty ever. Come on, at least try.

    The reason it’s a good question is if the unionized hotels are, indeed, more expensive then it demonstrates that businesses are simply passing along the additional labor costs to the consumer.

    Because there are no reasons for price differences other than labor costs.

    Damn that is some powerful stupid. No wonder you are a conservative.

  15. Observer:

    For all of your bluster and name-calling, you have not demonstrated whether unionization labor costs are passed through or not.

    But of course, you dawn need no steenkin’ FACTS.

  16. Malaclypse:

    Don’t ever change, Jenny.

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