Single Payer Now

Posted: Jul 20th, 2011


Support Hotel Workers

When: Thursday, July 21, 2011
Where: San Francisco, CA


What: Rally
When: Thursday July 21st, 2011
Time: 4:15 PM
Location: Grand Hyatt, San Francisco
(Stockton at Sutter, near Union Square) Powell Street BART/Muni

Please join us Thursday July 21 at 4:15 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in SF to support the hotel workers struggle for justice. We encourage you to forward this alert. Please let us know if you can attend by calling 415–695-7891 or email Don.  (dbechleratvaluedotnet)  

On Tuesday May 10th, Hyatt offered to sign the Hilton Deal. However, for the previous 19 months since our contract expired, Hyatt had been insisting on ripping off our medical benefits, freezing our pension, eliminating the room service bussers and keeping us in a recession with their cheap wage proposal.

Ever since our contract expired on August 2009, Hyatt joined with other Class A hotels to refuse a new, fair Union Contract. Had it not been for the Hilton which took the lead in signing the deal, Hyatt would still be offering the garbage they were offering before Hilton signed.

Hyatt is notorious nationally for its attacks on its immigrant work force.

In August 2009, Hyatt fired its entire housekeeping department in Boston. Women, mostly immigrants (many of whom had been working for Hyatt for more than 20 years) were fired and replaced by a subcontractor company which pays its workers close to minimum wage. Hyatt has also distinguished itself as the company which loads more and more work on room cleaners, often resulting in high levels of worker injuries. Hyatt has been cited by the government for unsafe working conditions in housekeeping.

Join us on Thursday to stand up to Hyatt and to stand with hotel workers around the country!

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