In San Francisco, UNITE HERE Local 2 is taking a stand against the fast-growing startup Airbnb, which is threatening members’ work and homes.
Airbnb (pronounced “air b and b,” like “bed and breakfast”) is one of the most popular—and controversial—developments of the “sharing economy.” It connects people who have a spare room, apartment, or house with others who are looking for a place to stay.
The hitch: these amateurs renting out rooms don’t have to follow the stringent regulations governing hotels, so they’re able to undercut hotel prices.
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