Bring Back the Hyatt 100

On August 31, 2009, Hyatt fired its longtime housekeeping staff at its three Boston-area hotels. Many of the fired housekeepers worked for their hotels for over 20 years. Many were required to train their replacements before being fired. Their replacements are being paid minimum wage.

 

35 arrested in protest against Hyatt in Cambridge

July 22, 2011

Thirty-five people were arrested for trespassing at the Hyatt Regency Thursday afternoon during a protest against the Hyatt's treatment of cleaning staff. Approximately 200 union members and members of the public gathered to support the civil disobedience, and represent the “Hyatt 100,” the 98 Boston-area cleaning workers who were abruptly fired two years ago. Read more.

Profiting from misery

September 7, 2010

They had a demonstration outside the downtown Hyatt the other day, to commemorate the anniversary of the firing of 98 housekeepers at Hyatt hotels in and around Boston.... Wanda Rosario was standing on the sidewalk outside the Hyatt. She suffered more than the indignity of losing her housekeeping job of 23 years there; she unwittingly trained her replacement, a woman who is being paid a lot less to do a lot more. Read more.

Hundreds Protest on Anniversary of Hyatt 100 Firings

September 2, 2010

BOSTON - The Hyatt 100 and hundreds of their Boston supporters rallied today to mark the one year anniversary of Hyatt firing their entire housekeeping staff at the three Boston area Hyatt hotels. The rally is part of a nationwide wave of demonstrations, with thousands protesting Hyatt's mistreatment of its employees.

The Hyatt 100 were fired after being tricked into training their own replacements. Many of the former housekeepers worked for Hyatt for more than two decades, and dozens continue to struggle to support their families while Hyatt refuses to reinstate them.

"Hyatt said we were fired because the recession was hurting their business," said Lucine Williams. "Now we know that's just an excuse to make more money and hand out big bonuses while our families continue to struggle."

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  • Hyatt Harborside Boston
  • Hyatt Regency Boston
  • Hyatt Regency Cambridge

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"...Surely there is some way to retain the jobs for your housekeeping staffs, as other hotels have done, and to work with them to help the company meet its current challenges, rather than tossing them out unceremoniously to fend for themselves while the people they trained take their jobs at barely livable wages."

- MA Governor Deval Patrick

Hyatt 100 Supporters

Whitney Kelting
Marilyn Frankenstein
Roy Emerson
David Cleffi
Dana Wise
Liz Hrenda
Jim Botari
Jake Williams
Diana Boice
Dr. Lisa Pollard
Benjamin Belair
Fernando Juarbe
Matthew Walker
Rachel Levee
mike loux
The Rev. Laurel Scott
Paul Delehanty
Jacob Waxman
Bob Dempsey
Nancy Welch
Jeff Nelson
freda scotch
Eleanor Jaluague
Anna Feder
Jessie Ham
Chris Beckstead
s maglione
Aldo Cafarelli
Steven Simon
Victoria Yang
adriana contreras
Lundy Braun
Meg Robertson
Catherine Judge
Joe Connor
Rev. Dr. Norman B. Bendroth
Hannah Forrester
Yury Ivanou
Patricia Meehan
Brian Rutter
Micah Landau
Michael M. Remson
Neal Meyer
Joseph Near
Nicholas Panagakos
Dianne Feeley
Peter Volosin
Dan Vandenburgh
Pari Baker
Mark Liu
Stephen DeGange
John Templeton
Maria Josefson
Traven Leyshon
Julia Henly
Owen Li
Pine
Ann Langone
christina Kelley
Kristin Winn
Adam Gibbons
Anthony Zuba
Christine Cannon
Jessica Melia
Lynn Rosenbaum
Rev. Dr. John Buehrens
Judea
Sandra Rosen
The Rev. Jonathan R. Niketh
Susan Lambert
Ryan Chaney
Lee Strieb
Jane Slaughter
John Donegan
Dawn Yasui
Peter Goselin
Patricia Simon
Edmond Caldwell
Barry David
Karl Howeth
Leigh Shelton
Sarah Arnason
Rev. Harold R. Bronk
Sasha Bridger
Stuart Elliott
Wally Soper
Angela Vierling-Claassen
charlie noss
Sergio Moyer
Julia Liu
Rabbi Victor H. Reinstein
Steve Craig
Kathleen Collins
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Marya Axner
Greg Nash
matt shuman
Katherine Turk
Stuart Sealfon
Christa Amsden
Dennis Prater
Carl Matthews
Alexandra Ellis
David Schaich
Rev. Ashlee Wiest-Laird
Ed Feigen
Cassie Hays
Charles Schille
Lucas Klein
Shaun Joseph
Keith Cornell
Rev. Hank Peirce
Jane Berstein
Barry Barrios
Grace Regullano
Steve Leigh
Amee Chew
Jeanne McGuire
Pam Ethington
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