Since July 2023, hotel workers in Los Angeles have staged intermittent strikes over low wages and lack of affordable housing near their workplaces. Several LA-area hotels have not yet reached new contract agreements with hotel workers; the JW Marriott at LA Live (the location of the 2024 American Association of Biological Anthropologists conference) is one of them. The AABA Executive Committee is aware of this situation, and is monitoring it closely. The AABA supports hotel workers and the union efforts to increase wages. We call for the JW Marriott at LA Live to sign a union agreement. We will clearly state our position during our advance team planning meeting on site in December.
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