Execs, union leaders to seek solutions together

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From left, Dean Michael Johnson, Paul Ades, John Ceriale, Maria Elena Durazo, Dave Sherwyn and D. Taylor. (Image from Jesse Winter)

Hotel executives, labor and union leaders, and Cornell faculty came together to discuss the future of labor relations in the industry Nov. 11 in New York City.

“There has to be a legitimate acceptance of the other side and the other side’s interests,” said D. Taylor, president of the labor union UNITE HERE. “We have to look at what allows companies to thrive and what also lets workers keep a standard of living that they can raise a family on. That is what the American dream is all about.”

Despite the complex challenges they face, the hotel executives and union leaders agreed they must work together for solutions.

“If issues aren’t addressed in negotiations, then they’re addressed through public policy,” said Maria Elena Durazo, executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. “That’s not what the companies want, and it’s not what the unions want.”...see more.

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