July 17, 2012 · 0 Comments
Indianapolis hotels could no longer ban contract workers from direct employment under an ordinance passed Monday night by the City-County Council.
It’s unclear whether the measure, which was supported by Democrats and passed 16-9 along party lines, will be signed by Mayor Greg Ballard, a Republican.
“Hotels and temporary employment services should not engage in blacklisting of employees,” councilman Brian Mahern said prior to the vote, drawing cheers from supporters.
Hotel housekeepers working for employment services allege hotels won’t hire them directly when better jobs become available at the hotel, per agreements between hotels and employment agencies.