Published: 24/07/2012

HyattHurts!On July 23 in Washington DC the IUF-affilited Unite Here held a press conference to build a worldwide boycott of Hyatt Hotels in response to the company’s extensive abuse of housekeepers and payment of low wages. John Wilhelm, the President of UNITE HERE  said “Hyatt systematically abuses housekeepers and other hotel workers, and it is unacceptable that in 2012 women endure debilitating injuries as a result of the work they do cleaning rooms”.

At the press conference the AFL-CIO, NFL Players Association, National Organization of Women (NOW) andLGBT groups pledged support to the boycott of Hyatt Hotels. Richard Trumka, President of AFL-CIO, reminded all that “without these courageous hard workers, none of the world’s great summits, none of the world’s great conventions, none of the day-to-day business [at hotels] could take place.”