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Joey Quits (worker quits Renaissance Providence Hotel w/ marching band)

Joey DeFrancesco
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Uploaded on Oct 12, 2011

BOYCOTT THE RENAISSANCE PROVIDENCE HOTEL. Workers are now calling for you to boycott this hotel until justice is won. Sign the pledge: http://afl.salsalabs.com/o/5872/c/1789/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KE...

Here's why you should boycott the hotel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzVlW7Wsvtk

Support workers standing up to abuses at this hotel, the Renaissance Providence: http://signon.org/sign/support-renaissance-providen
Visit http://www.joeyquits.com for more info on our campaigns and to hear stories from other hotel and restaurant workers!

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Email joeyquits@gmail.com for press or info on submitting a story

FAQ:
1. Q: Why is your name bleeped out but you have your real name in your username?
A: When we first uploaded it I bleeped my name out and didn't have my real name on anything related to the video. Once it began to get popular, I realized I could do more by attaching my name to it than by hiding from it (see my website/other videos/etc.) Youtube doesn't allow you to reupload videos so the name is bleeped out even though I used my real name online now.

2. Q: Didn't you screw yourself? Now you'll never have a job you idiot.
A: No, I've gotten several jobs since making this video. In fact, the attention from this video and the things I've channeled it toward have created more opportunities than I ever had before.

Video of Joey L DeFrancesco quitting the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Filmed by Jori Ketten, featuring the What Cheer? Brigade
http://www.whatcheerbrigade.com

I want to give a little context for the many of you who don't know me:

I worked in this hotel for 3.5 years. I worked while going to school full time to pay my tuition and living expenses. This was not a job I had for two weeks before quitting in a hissy-fit.

The working conditions in the hotel are horrendous. In the kitchen, workers are regularly forced to work 10, 11, 14, 16 hour shifts that begin at 5:30AM and last well into the night. Housekeepers are reprimanded if they fail to clean 16 rooms or more in a 9 hour shift. Anyone who speaks up—especially anyone who is openly pro-union—is disciplined or fired. Managers, like Jared, scream down employees daily.

I worked extremely hard to change the conditions in the hotel. My co-workers and I regularly organized ourselves to push back against management and demand respect. I was also one of many workers who led the fight to organize a formal union at the hotel. For legal reasons I must mention that this specific action was an individual decision and had nothing to do with the union.

The hotel has yet to recognize our union, and they continue a vicious union-busting campaign. They punish and fire pro-union workers, spread lies in captive-audience meetings, and generally attempt to scare the workers out of joining the union. Still, through just being organized and threatening to form a union, we've won countless victories, including raises, new uniforms, lower housekeeper room quotas, etc.

This video is a hilarious byproduct of a long and ongoing struggle in the Renaissance Providence and hotels throughout the country.

© Copyright 2011 Jori Ketten / Joey DeFrancesco / What Cheer? Brigade

Contact: joeyquits@gmail.com

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