Workforce Development

The hotel industry proudly supports those seeking to achieve the American Dream—from entrepreneurs opening hotels through the franchise model, to employees seeking workplace flexibility, upward mobility and exciting lifelong careers.

AHLA supports labor policies that empower entrepreneurs, encourage business growth, and protect employee freedoms. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 842/S.420) would rewrite the nation’s labor laws, hurting employees and employers alike.

Among other provisions, the PRO Act would:

  • Repeal state laws that give employees the choice of whether to join a union;

  • Undermine secret ballot elections;

  • Compromise employee privacy; and

  • Adopt an expansive definition of what it means to be a joint employer, creating uncertainty and undue liability for franchisors and franchisees alike.

Our Position

AHLA urges the Senate to oppose the PRO Act (S.420) and to support lodging industry small businesses and employees.

Key Statistics

Prior to the pandemic:

  • Hotels supported more than 1 in 25 American jobs – 8.3 million in total.

  • The hotel industry paid more than $97 billion in yearly wages, salaries and other compensation

  • Hotels contributed nearly $660 billion to the U.S. GDP.

Workforce Development Initiatives

Creating jobs, helping people build careers and growing the hospitality workforce of tomorrow.

AHLA Foundation

The AHLA Foundation is the charitable giving arm of AHLA and is dedicated to helping people build careers and improve their lives while strengthening the lodging industry. The Foundation offers scholarships, training, apprenticeship programs, DE&I executive training and programs dedicated to advancing female leaders in hospitality.

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Hospitality Is Working

Hospitality is Working is an AHLA national awareness campaign that highlights the hotel industry’s commitment to investing in our workforce, protecting our employees and guests and supporting local communities across the country.

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The Hotel Industry: A Place To Stay

An AHLA Foundation campaign dedicated to promoted the unique pathways provided by a career in the hotel industry.

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Resources for Members

Key Issues

AHLA is the singular voice representing every segment of the hotel industry including major chains, independent hotels, management companies, REIT’s, bed and breakfasts, industry partners and more.

Protecting Hotels from Onerous Workplace Rules

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Highlighting Hoteliers’ Community Engagement & Impact

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Recruiting a Larger Workforce & Promoting Career Opportunities

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Fighting for a Level Playing Field

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Leading on Sustainability, Diversity & Safety

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