DAVIS FOR BAYONNE 2018
Contact: Philip Swibinski, 201-864-0600
Davis Team Working to Pass Labor Peace Policy for Hotels
BAYONNE, NJ – At last week’s meeting the Bayonne City Council introduced a Labor Peace Agreement ordinance that would mandate that new hotels planned to be built in the city in the next few years obtain an agreement with the union representing hotel workers, including housekeepers, front-desk agents, banquet workers, and many others. These agreements will prevent labor disruptions at new hotel projects that are currently planned to be built in the city. Mayor Jimmy Davis has worked closely with the Hotel Trades Council union to create the new ordinance, and it will be up for a final vote at an upcoming Council meeting.
“Bayonne has two hotels in the pipeline as part of our city’s ongoing revitalization, and we want to make sure that all new hotels built here in our city will provide not just union construction jobs but also quality permanent jobs that are covered by labor peace agreements,” said Mayor Davis.
Much like the long-awaited and highly anticipated commuter ferry terminal that the Davis administration is bringing to the city, attracting a full-service hotel has long been a goal for the last several administrations. The two currently planned hotel projects in Bayonne both show that the city is continuing to move forward under the Davis administration’s leadership.
“This ordinance, if passed, indicates that the City of Bayonne is actively taking steps to ensure that hotel development is conducted responsively and effectively,” said Rich Maroko, New Jersey Vice President for the Hotel Trades Council. “On behalf of New Jersey’s hotel workers, I want to thank Mayor Davis and the Bayonne City Council for supporting this forward-thinking initiative.”
The city also passed a Project Labor Agreement ordinance in March that ensures union workers are hired at new construction projects valued at $15 million or more.
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