To: Arne M. Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International

Marriott: live up to your values, expand your paid family leave policy!

This weekend I got the most exciting email in my inbox: a photo of a flyer explaining Marriott’s brand-new paid family leave policy!

It says starting next year, many full-time Marriott employees will get eight weeks of fully paid parental leave for all parents.

The new policy includes the same amount of leave for adoptive parents as well as increasing Marriott’s total reimbursement for adoption expenses to $12,000.

It’s so important to celebrate every victory we achieve because of the real impact it will have on people’s lives. But we also want to acknowledge that right now, thousands of Marriott employees are on strike demanding better wages, job security, and improved workplace safety. Those employees are not included in this new policy.

Marriott only offers two weeks of paid parental leave, plus half-pay of disability leave for childbirth recovery. No one can afford to start a family on that! Join me in asking Marriott to live up to its values and expand their paid family leave policy.

Why is this important?

My name is Malissa and I work for Marriott at a hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. My husband and I want to start a family, but we are delaying because the paid family leave that I get from Marriott is not enough for us to care for a new baby and make ends meet.

One of Marriott’s core values is “take care of associates and they will take care of the customers,” but my coworkers and I don’t feel like we are taken care of well enough. They only offer two weeks of paid parental leave, plus half-pay of disability leave for childbirth recovery. No one can afford to start a family on that!

That's why I started a petition asking Marriott to expand their paid family leave policy. Join me in asking Marriott to expand their paid family leave policy.

Marriott became the number one hotel company in the world since they merged with Starwood properties, but it's pathetic that a company can hold such a high rank in the world and only offer two weeks paid parental leave.

My husband and I delayed starting a family this year because we could not afford to miss work. Now we are worried we may have to delay starting a family another year for the same reason. I like my job, but I am now considering the possibility of leaving Marriott for a company with a better-paid family leave policy.

Join me in asking Marriott to live up to its values and expand their paid family leave policy. Let's show them that employees and customers care so they can improve their paid family leave policy.

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Reasons for signing

  • We deserve to spend more time with our new additions and not worrying about money and our jobs.
  • It's the right thing to do

Updates

2018-10-11 14:09:56 -0400
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Petition is successful with 66 signatures

2018-10-02 22:08:38 -0400

50 signatures reached

2018-10-02 00:08:03 -0400

25 signatures reached

2018-10-01 22:08:25 -0400

10 signatures reached