At least 100 hotel workers, community members, and friends gathered in the center of Carmel on June 7 for the "Carmel Hotel Workers Rising March" which was organized by Unite Here! Local 483, and focused on La Playa Hotel and the Pine Inn. Community members are protesting the Pine Inn's elimination of all dependents (42 people) from medical insurance coverage, as well as La Playa Hotel's refusal to commit to re-hire workers who lost their jobs when the hotel recently changed ownership. Representatives of Unite Here! Local 483, which is a labor union that supports hotel workers in Monterey and Santa Cruz, has declared that Carmel is, "the center of labor conflict in the Monterey Bay hotel industry today."
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Carmel Hotel Workers March on La Playa and Pine Inn for Justice