Comfort Inn hospitality workers join UFCW Local 175
On May 23, workers at the Comfort Inn in Barrie voted unanimously to join Local 175. The new members carry out duties at the front desk, in housekeeping, for breakfast service, and in maintenance. “Local 175 represents hospitality workers at a number of hotels including another Comfort Inn in Barrie,” explained President Haggerty. “The conditions for these workers will only get better moving forward.”
The hospitality workers wanted job security during the transition of the hotel’s ownership and to achieve the same types of improvements as the unionized workers at the other Comfort Inn in Barrie.