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NYC hotel housekeepers earn big raises, panic buttons
Sources quoted in the story refused to confirm if the measure was in response to the Stauss-Khan affair of 2011, in which a housekeeper accused the then director of the IMF of sexual assault. The deal will also give hotel housekeepers and other workers health and pension benefits and raises of 29% over the life of the new seven year contract.
Union spokesperson John Turchiano provided the following details to Gadling regarding pay increases for hotel employees at most of New York's largest hotels. The first figure represents current pay and the second represents what their pay will be by the end of the new 7 year contract.
Front desk representatives: $46,644-$60,208
Electricians- $49,140- $63,440
Bellpersons- $24,187- $31,231
Turchiano said that "tipped" workers like bellpersons made less because it is assumed that they will receive tips. Housekeepers, however, aren't considered "tipped" workers. According to The New York Times, per capita income in New York City was $52,375 as of 2009. Would this increased pay impact how you tip a NYC hotel housekeeper?
|No. Whether they make $8 an hour or $60,000 per year, I would still tip the same.||539 (37.0%)|
|I might tip a bit less or not at all, knowing that NYC housekeepers will make nearly $60,000 in salary on average.||919 (63.0%)|