A win for #MeToo and labor unions: Major hotel brands to offer ‘panic buttons’ for workers

September 6, 2018

A Marriott housekeeper gets her panic button safety device.

By Staff

Two months after thousands of Marriott workers across the country took to the streets to call for, among other things, greater workplace safety protections, the hotel company announced Thursday it will provide “panic button” electronic devices to its on-site workers in its 5,000 hotels across the U.S. and Canada.

Marriott is one of a group of major U.S. hotel brands, including the Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Wyndham, who announced Thursday afternoon that they would offer the devices. The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is the biggest hotel in the city, with 23 floors spanning a full block.

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