Capitol Tour Guides Say They’ve Lost the Right to Drink Water: While visitors to the U.S. Capitol are allowed to carry water bottles, the guides who spend eight hours a day walking them through the Capitol and talking about Congress complain that their access to water has been severely limited by Capitol Visitor Center management. Clashes about CVC worker access to water was one of the issues that provoked the vote to unionize in 2010, forming AFSCME Local 658.
- Roll Call, 9/5; Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo
Marriott to urge guests to tip their housekeepers as part of new campaign: A number of Marriott's hotels will begin providing envelopes in guest rooms to encourage visitors to tip workers. "“We think it’s a great idea,” said John Boardman, executive secretary-treasurer of Unite Here Local 25. “It highlights the hard work that housekeepers do every day. We think it’s a nice acknowledgment.”
- Washington Post, 9/15