Hyatt Housekeepers National Day of Action
July 22, 2011
Hyatt housekeepers nationwide are stepping out of the shadows to demand an end to the abuses they face at work. Hyatt has eliminated jobs, replaced career housekeepers with minimum wage temporary workers, and imposed dangerous workloads on those housekeepers who remain. In response, thousands of workers and supporters participated in protests in nine cities nationwide: San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, San Antonio, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Hawaii.
Many actions focused on Hyatt’s abuse of housekeepers, with bed-making demonstrations and other activities spotlighting the health hazards associated with housekeeping work. Hyatt took heat in the press for turning heat lamps on picketing workers on strike at the Park Hyatt amid a heat wave sweeping the nation.
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