Supervisors request hire-back policy for Quail Lodge workers
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The Monterey County Board of Supervisors this morning passed a resolution that calls on Quail Lodge owners to offer laid-off workers their jobs back in case the Carmel Valley hotel reopens.
The hotel is slated to close Nov. 16, eliminating 199 jobs, including 146 UNITE HERE Local 483 members.
“I gave the hotel 12 years of my life,” said Quail Lodge maintenance worker Sergio Vasquez in a prepared union statement. “The least the company can do is commit to rehire me when the hotel opens again.”
The Hongkong & Shanghai Hotel, Limited, which owns Quail Lodge, announced last month that they are closing the hotel after eight unprofitable years.