The American Hotel & Lodging Assoc. and UNITE HERE are encouraging people to support the Save Hotel Jobs Act introduced by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) The bill provides a lifeline to hotel workers and hoteliers, providing critical assistance to bring back workers and help bridge the gap until travel returns.
Key provisions include:
- Supporting Hotel Workers: Direct payroll grants, in an amount up to three months’ worth of pre-pandemic payroll cost, to be utilized for payroll and benefits expenses for workers. The legislation would require grantees to give laid-off workers recall rights to ensure those who lost their jobs are able to return to work.
- Allowing Worker-Friendly Tax Credits: Provides a Personal Protective Equipment Tax Credit to promote worker safety measures, which would allow for a payroll tax credit for 50% of costs associated with the purchase of personal protective equipment, technology designed to reduce the impact of the pandemic, increased testing for employees, and enhanced cleaning protocols that do not negatively impact the level of work for housekeeping staff.
To learn more or send an email to your legislators, visit https://ahla.quorum.us/campaign/32924/.