Saturday, February 16, 2008

LAUSD Eyes Hotel Boycott

San Fernando Valley Business Journal Online - San Fernando Valley California business news"


The Valley Industry & Commerce Association has raised concerns over a proposed boycott of hotels by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

On Feb. 12, a motion was introduced at the LAUSD board of education meeting that calls for the district to refrain from holding conferences, professional development seminars and related events at hotels in the Los Angeles International Airport area that are not unionized or do not pay workers a living wage.

This year alone the district has spent $185,123 on hotels, according to the Daily Breeze.

VICA membership has suggested that the district’s recent overtures to businesses for education partnerships may be undermined if the board voted for such a boycott.

The school district board votes on the proposal Feb. 26.

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