Sex Workers support Hotel Boycotts

A flash-mob dance-team and marching band infiltrated the Westin St. Francis, in San Francisco this past weekend.  Organized by Pride at Work, One Struggle One Fight, and the Brass Liberation Orchestra, queers and activists call for the support of hotel Boycotts.

As sex workers, we need to tell our clients to also boycott these hotels.  Spread the word!

6 Responses

  1. You’re right, of course. It makes even more sense for sex workers, versus other demographics, to take boycott action against hotels and motels considering the relationship between the hotel industry and the sex industry.

    It would probably be even more effective, too, considering how much business sex work provides to the hotel industry.

    Every little bit helps.

  2. Hey, I think the wrong video is posted, I’m getting a video of a similar action in Whole Foods. I think you want this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-79pX1IOqPU🙂

  3. Hey, sorry about that. I thought I caught myself uploading the wrong video, and I thought I fixed it. oops! Now its correct!

  4. Here’s a link to the full list of hotels that are being boycotted in through out the nation. Please don’t stay there or see clients who stay there.

    http://www.hotelworkersrising.org/HotelGuide/boycott_list.php

    There are several in Las Vegas, Hopefully the summer conference won’t be at one of them on the list.

  5. Although the motive is laudable, there probably is a more effective route. Why not flood local craigslist with ads saying all Watersports-related appointments will exclusively use the Westin? Then show up in their lobby enquiring loudly at the check-in desk about what guests should do if pee gets all over the room..

  6. I’m surprised that hotel workers don’t seem to realize the strong relationship that sex workers have with their clients. As if management doesn’t realize how much their business relies on personal recommendations. There are a few hotels here in Toronto that I think could stand a boycott, not only based on fair contracts for their workers, but also on how well they welcome our business as escorts.

    I do believe that secure hotel workers make for better service and therefore, happier clients. It is also important for hotel patrons to be treated with efficient and non-invasive staff.

    The security at some of these hotels have aggressively questioned and harassed my colleagues on their way to see a client, or when they were waiting for a cab or driver. Naturally, I do not recommend these hotels to businessmen or people staying in Toronto, due to their invasive and disrespectful manner.

    In contrast to these places, I think of other hotels that are absolutely wonderful. One elegant hotel in particular fixes me up a cappuccino as I wait for my driver. Due to their accommodating treatment, I highly recommend this hotel to clients who enjoy discreet but classy service who make everyone feel welcome.

    I’m sure if we were to urge clients and colleagues to chose another hotel (and there are plenty to choose from), they would consider choosing more wisely. If we’re going to boycott hotels that don’t respect their own employees, we should also boycott hotels that don’t respect their clients privacy and personal affairs.

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