| | Sep 30 | hotel
The District of Columbia Unite-Here Local 25 hotel workers union and a group of large hotels have come up with separate proposals to put restrictions on Airbnb's lodging bookings in their area:
One bill, backed by a large hotel workers union, would ban the rental of whole units without the owner or occupant being present, and prevent hosts from renting out more than one unit at a time. It would also create a special enforcement division within the District’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to conduct inspections, and empower third parties — such as neighborhood groups or housing affordability advocates — to sue for violations.
For Unite-Here Local 25, which represents 6,500 hotel workers in the D.C. area, Airbnb poses a threat...