Fatoumata Bah

Fatoumata Bah

Room Attendant, 7 years

"Once there was a guest yelling at me, mad that his room was not ready yet. He yelled at me and said ‘I’m so angry right now.’ I was alone on the floor. But security never came, even though I locked the door and called. Every other union hotel in Boston has agreed to panic buttons and protections against harassment and sexual assault. Battery Wharf must agree to protect their workers."

Paul Uttaro

Paul Uttaro

Banquet Server, 10 years

"My union healthcare allows me to take care of my eight-year-old daughter. She has eczema and severe allergies. We often go to the doctors for testing and treatments. This job helped me take care of my family. I once felt appreciated at work, but that has changed completely. If the Battery Wharf owners get away with taking away our healthcare, I don’t know what we will do."

Amal Yusuf

Amal Yusuf

Room Attendant, 6 years

"For six years, I lived in Dorchester, but I had to move out because they‘re selling the house. It’s the only home I‘ve ever know in America. I had to move to Quincy. My rent has doubled. Boston continues to get more expensive but Battery Wharf wants to freeze our wages. We should be able to live in the city we work in. All other hotels in Boston have agreed to fair raises. Why won’t Battery Wharf?"

Khalid Zidouh

Khalid Zidouh

Doorman, 11 years

"Years ago, we felt our hard work was worth something. I give my valuable time and my hard work. There are values and standards in Boston hotels that we have fought for, including protections for immigrant workers. As an immigrant, I don’t want to be abused or discriminated against. We cannot do our jobs if we do not feel safe, secure, and protected. We are people and deserve dignity."