Actions Held by NOHWA
Sexual Harassment March against Bamboulas!
On February 23, 2018, the New Orleans Hospitality Workers Alliance (NOHWA) held a March to End Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace. Starting at Congo Square, the NOHWA with comrades from The Workers Group and The Peoples Assembly, along with community members joining with solidarity marched down Decatur, taking over the street all the way to Bamboula’s. This action was organized on behalf of a committee member Julianna Luna Vasquez who used to work at Bamboula’s, where a manager sexually assaulted her on several occasions. When she confided in her General Manager about the continued harassment, no action was taken and the harasser was allowed to remain employed at Bamboula’s. TO BE CONTINUED….
Tourism Marketing Corporation Board
May 15, 2018 the NOHWA sat in on a meeting for economic development group New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. NOHWA criticized the way an ever-more-profitable New Orleans tourism industry hasn’t seen any change in paychecks or health care for the very people who run this city. New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau announced, 17.74 million visitors to the city spent $8.7 billion in its economy in 2017 — which means longer hours and still no change in what the workers receive.