|Students, workers and activists around North America show their support for Hyatt housekeepers in a new YouTube video|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: In conjunction with the launch of the Global Boycott of Hyatt, students, workers and community activists staged a "Day of Visibility" in more than 20 cities in North America to bring to light the abuses suffered by Hyatt workers whose jobs, by nature, tend to make them invisible. Watch the video of the international day of protests: http://bit.ly/OZKT4i
Leaders from the AFL-CIO, the NFL Players Association, the National Organization of Women (NOW), the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Interfaith Worker Justice, and more have joined Hyatt housekeepers to tell Hyatt that its abuse and exploitation of hotel workers will not be tolerated anymore.
A series of these actions -- from Honolulu and Los Angeles to San Antonio and Baltimore -- are highlighted in a new video released on YouTube by UNITE HERE, the labor union that represents hotel workers throughout North America.
Set to a tune of activist rocker Tom Morello, the video shows students and workers coming together against the unfair labor practices of the Hyatt corporation.
Hyatt has singled itself out as the worst hotel employer in North America by abusing housekeepers and other hotel workers, replacing longtime employees with minimum wage temporary workers and imposing dangerous workloads on those who remain. In response, Hyatt workers have taken bold steps to end mistreatment, by speaking out and protesting online, and now, launching a global boycott.
As part of the global boycott, Hyatt workers and allies are calling on millions of supporters to “Vote Hyatt the Worst Hotel Employer in America.” MoveOn.org, Netroots Nation, American Rights at Work, the Courage Campaign, the United Farmworkers Union, the LA Labor Federation and the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs have shown their support for Hyatt workers, online or in public .
Vote Hyatt Worst at: http://votehyattworst.org