After many years of struggle, Hyatt workers and allies launched a global boycott of Hyatt on July 23, 2012. Leaders from the AFL-CIO, the NFL Players Association, the National Organization of Women (NOW), the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Netroots Nation, Interfaith Worker Justice, and more joined Hyatt housekeepers for the launch, which marks the largest escalation to date in an ongoing campaign for basic worker rights.
Hyatt has singled itself out as the worst employer in the hotel industry. Hyatt has abused its housekeepers and other hotel workers, replacing longtime employees with minimum wage temporary workers and imposing dangerous workloads on those who remain.
Check out the Vote Hyatt Worst site at: http://www.votehyattworst.org.
Now thousands of community supporters are joining Hyatt workers in a call to boycott Hyatt. By choosing to not eat, meet or sleep at Hyatt, you send a clear message to Hyatt that its abuse and exploitation of hotel workers will not be tolerated.
Top Four Reasons to Boycott Hyatt
- Hyatt’s subcontracting is destroying good jobs and exploiting immigrant workers.
- Hyatt housekeepers suffer abuse.
- Hyatt has refused to remain neutral as non-union hotel workers organize.
- Hyatt turned heat lamps on striking workers during a brutal heat wave.
Support Around the Globe
The global Hyatt boycott has been endorsed by the BCTGM and virtually every union representing hotel workers worldwide. Additionally, over 5,000 individuals and organizations have pledged to honor boycotts called by Hyatt workers.
Global Support. The IUF is a global union federation including hotel and food service workers’ unions. It represents over 12 million workers in 120 countries (the BCTGM is a part of the IUF). Delegates to the recent congress unanimously voted their support of the global Hyatt boycott in May. The IUF noted that “Hyatt’s business model relies upon the abuse and exploitation of women housekeepers and immigrants,” and that “IUF supports Hyatt workers in their struggle for dignity and justice.”
How BCTGM Members Can Help
Thousands of workers on the ground are already speaking out about their mistreatment at the hands of Hyatt. Allies can amplify their voices by going online and voting Hyatt the Worst Hotel Employer in America and asking their friends, families, and networks to do the same.
Learn more at hyatthurts.org.