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

Jessica Lawlor
Steve Leigh
Muneer Muljiani
William Timmins
Lucas Klein
Stuart Sealfon
Julia Liu
edward childs
Karl Howeth
Mike Wolfson
Dianne Feeley
steve craig
Barry Barrios
Susan Lambert
Aldo Cafarelli
Dawn Yasui
Jennifer Whitlock
Rachel Levee
Elizabeth Krentz-Wee
Meg Robertson
Dr. Lisa Pollard
Leigh Shelton
george white, jr.
Dan Gordon
Kathleen Collins
Carl Matthews
David Cleffi
matt shuman
Keith Cornell
Jane Berstein
Katie Sheldon
Hannah Forrester
Steven Simon
Stephen DeGange
Peter Volosin
Dan Doyle
Powell DeGange
Jessie Hahn
Shaun Joseph
Michael M. Remson
Liz Hrenda
Catherine Judge
Alfonso Capozzi
catherine trimbur
Patricia Meehan
Rev. Harold R. Bronk
Joanie Parker
Diana Boice
Kernan B
Jacob Waxman
Christa Amsden
Jeanne McGuire
ben horn kaon
Whitney Kelting
Roy Emerson
Jeff Nelson
Ansar Fayyazuddin
The Rev. Kevin D. Bean
Stefan Moritz
annette gagne
Ann Langone
Veronica Salgado
Owen Li
Danna Schneider
Rev. Hank Peirce
Fernando Juarbe
Lynn Rosenbaum
adam reeves
Julia Henly
Katherine Turk
Steve Craig
Nancy Welch
Ronda E. Shelton
Benjamin Belair
David Schaich
Bob Dempsey
Mark Liu
Margaret Carsley
Paul Delehanty
Pine
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Jake Williams
Peter Goselin
Sergio Moyer
Bruce Wheeler
Patricia Simon
Cassie Hays
Patricia Milan
Micah Landau
Saqib Bhatti
Brian Rutter
janet jones
John Trimbur
Rev. Marta Valentin
Sandra Rosen
Jobert Poblete
Edmond Caldwell
Yury Ivanou
Rand Wilson
Sasha Bridger
Pari Baker
TARA
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Scott Fulmer
Wade Smith
Joe Connor
Ned Stuckey-French
Daniel Verinder
Pam Ethington
Toris Braddock
John Templeton
kathleen Voytko
Alexandra Ellis
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Neal Meyer
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