LA Hotel Workers Show You How to Lose 10 Pounds in 7 Days
Screw Health magazine or Shape, Fitness, and Men's Health. LA Hotel workers have a new way to lose those pesky holiday pounds, just in time for New Year's.
Sixteen hotel workers from hotels near LAX recently completed a seven-day hunger strike aimed at getting the city to maintain the living wage law which goes into effect on Dec. 30 but which business groups are trying to repeal.
"We hope the companies open their eyes and see that we are human beings," said Isabel Brentner, 51, a lobby attendant at the airport-area Hilton hotel. "They are making a lot of money and they have to take care of their employees. I lost 10 pounds in seven days, but it's very important for me that we have a living wage," she said.
Ten pounds in seven days? Geez, why didn't they call us to particpate in the hunger strike? We could have used it.
Just kidding of course. The living wage act is a very serious matter and this hunger strikes illustrates just one of the many struggles throughout the world between hotel employees and their employers. Our prediction for 2007? This battle is just getting started.
· LA hotel workers end hunger strike [BusinessWeek]