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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 01:48 PM

New Jersey mandates panic buttons for hotel room cleaners

Source: Associated Press


Wayne Parry, Associated Press Updated 9:38 am CDT, Tuesday, June 11, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Tuesday that he and others said is the nation's first requiring most hotels to provide their workers with wearable panic buttons they can press to summon help quickly in an emergency.

The Democratic governor and several nationwide unions said New Jersey is the first state to mandate the devices, although similar measures are under consideration in Illinois, Florida and Washington state. And some hotel chains including Marriot and Hilton have announced plans to provide the devices to their workers without being forced to by government.

"I am proud to sign panic button legislation to give hotel workers security and the ability to immediately call for help should they need it," Murphy said as he signed the bill, surrounded by one housekeeper from each of the nine Atlantic City casinos.

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"Today the lawmakers in New Jersey stood up with my co-workers and I to say no more to guests exposing themselves to us, soliciting us for sex, and allowing us to be unsafe as we open the door to a guest room, with no idea what is waiting for us behind it," she said. "It's great knowing I'll be able to come home safe at the end of my shift. I can do my job without being worried."

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/New-Jersey-mandates-panic-buttons-for-hotel-room-13967931.php



They should have been getting hazard pay all along, having to be prepared for these threats every damned day.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:07 PM

1. MGM outfitted their Cleaners

as well as security people with Panic buttons several months ago here in Vegas.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:13 PM

2. Wow. Great idea. Had never heard they are faced with this kind of behavior. So many monsters.

Any of those perverts needs to be hustled off to jail on the spot. Inconceivable that people would act like that.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:24 PM

3. Friend from the SEIU

had tons of horror stories. The worst were Asian Males attacking the Cleaners.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:56 PM

4. That's good news, but then the hotels have to stand behind their cleaning staff.

Hotel cleaners are not going to push the panic button if they are worried about losing their jobs for it.

This is not a situation where "the customer is always right."

Some customers need to be thrown out with the trash, internet rating sites be damned.

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