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To: Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn: Recognize MLK Day as a Holiday for Employees
Holiday Inn should provide Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid holiday for its employees.
Why is this important?
Martin Luther King Day currently is honored by schools & many businesses. It's a national holiday to honor a man who lead us to a better America in terms of race relations & freedom.
First off, I love Holiday Inn; it’s a great company. Holiday Inn has always represented itself as a company that puts people first. It has supported many charities all over the globe. The company always send us notifications if there’s something in the community or the country that may need assistance. They email us donation forms to help support many causes. They sponsor food drives, help fire/ flood victims, and they assist impoverished kids get the food & school supplies they need. Another thing that’s great about the company is that it champions itself on its diversity (guests and staff). That’s also why I was so disappointed to learn that the company does not extend these same principles to their employees when it chooses not to provide Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid holiday for its employees. As Coretta Scott King wrote, “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is not only for celebration and remembrance, education and tribute, but above all a day of service. It is a day of volunteering to… [build] the beloved community of his dream.”
While Holiday Inn has generous vacation policies in many ways, as an industry leader, it can surely participate in this important historic holiday as well. By joining other companies in observing MLK Day, Holiday Inn will truly demonstrate its commitment to a diverse staff and customer base and to the achievements of the civil rights movement.
How it will be delivered
Please join me in asking Holiday Inn to change its stance on this policy and provide employees with a paid day off to observe MLK Day.