Housekeeper Sexual Assault “Panic Button” Ballot Initiative Signatures Filed in Long Beach
Long Beach voters may have the opportunity to vote for the #MeToo movement at the ballot box in November. Unite HERE Local 11, a union that represents hotel workers, joined with women’s rights advocates in collecting signatures for a proposed measure that would equip housekeepers with a “panic button” should they encounter sexual harassment and assault on the job. The union filed nearly 50,000 signatures from registered voters with Long Beach city clerk’s office yesterday.
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