Hotel Workers Rising Across North America
The only hope we have of real, long-term economic recovery depends on the creation of more good, middle-class jobs, with decent wages and healthcare our families can afford. That's why thousands of hotel workers across North America are joining together.
Nationwide, the hotel industry is rebounding faster and stronger than expected, but leaders in the industry like Hyatt are still trying to lock workers into poverty. Employers are using the economy as an excuse to slash jobs in the hotel industry, leaving many unemployed and creating burdensome working conditions for those who remain. As a result, many longtime hotel workers are struggling to provide for their families, while others are getting injured on the job.
As big hotel companies stand poised for a major rebound, thousands of hotel workers are organizing to ensure that jobs return to this important service industry and workers share in future prosperity of the hotels.
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At Senate Hearing, Hyatt Workers Oppose Pritzker Nomination for Commerce Secretary
May 23, 2013
Citing labor abuses and Pritzker's inaction as Hyatt Director, workers call Hyatt "the worst hotel employer in America" [Washington, D.C.] Today, Hyatt workers, joined by UNITE HERE President D. Taylor, will be present for a Senate hearing with Penny Pritzker,... Read more