July 25, 2012

Rally in support of Hyatt Boycott
Stand with hotel workers!

This Thursday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Union Square (345 Stockton, SF)

This week, Hyatt hotel workers and their allies are holding demonstrations in London and cities across the United States, marking the launch of a global boycott of Hyatt hotels. The far-reaching boycott is a response to the hotel company’s extensive abuse of its workers and low wages.

In San Francisco, an action will take place at Grand Hyatt Union Square (345 Stockton) on Thursday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m. Another action will take place in Santa Clara at the Hyatt Regency (5101 Great American Parkway) on Saturday, July 28 at 4:30 p.m. Scroll down to the bottom of this email for a list of actions across the country.

ANSWER is supporting a call from Hyatt housekeepers for a global boycott of Hyatt hotels. We urge you to read the message below from the organizers and join the boycott, take action by voting Hyatt the worst hotel employer in the country, participate in a protest near you, and spread the word via email and social networking websites.

Dear friend,

Hyatt Hurts - Vote Hyatt Worst

Housekeepers nationwide need your help. If you’ve ever stayed at a Hyatt and had a good night’s sleep, you have a housekeeper to thank for your fresh sheets and fluffed pillows. But invisible to hotel guests is the pain and hardship that housekeepers endure to provide us with an atmosphere of comfort and luxury.

That’s why this week Hyatt housekeepers are launching a global boycott of Hyatt. Please take two seconds to support them by voting Hyatt the Worst Hotel Employer in America.

Why is Hyatt the worst? Hyatt has replaced career housekeepers with temp workers earning minimum wage. Hyatt housekeepers have heavy workloads that can lead to debilitating pain and injuries. Hyatt has fired women shortly after they have spoken out about abuse and indignities at work. And Hyatt even turned heat lamps on workers protesting these conditions during a brutal Chicago heat wave.

Worldwide, we are calling on two million people to take a stand and Vote Hyatt Worst.

Hyatt Hurts! They’re the Worst!

Below is a list of actions that will be taking place in cities across the country in support of Hyatt housekeepers. Find one near you and show you support for hotel workers!

San Francisco, Calif.
Thursday, July 26, 4:30pm
Grand Hyatt Union Square (345 Stockton)

Santa Clara, Calif.
Saturday, July 28, 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara (5101 Great American Parkway)

Boston, Mass.
Thursday, July 26, 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency Boston (One Avenue de Lafayette)

San Antonio, Texas
Thursday, July 26, 4:30pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio (600 E. Market St.)

Los Angeles, Calif.
Thursday, July 26, 5:00pm
Hyatt Century Plaza (2025 Avenue of the Stars)

Scottsdale, Ariz.
Thursday, July 26, 5:00pm
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch (7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.)

Baltimore, Md.
Thursday, July 26, 4:30pm
Meet in McKeldin Square & March to Hyatt Baltimore (300 Light Street)

Indianapolis, Ind.
Thursday, July 26, 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis (Corner of Washington and Capitol)

Seattle, Wash.
Thursday, July 26, 4:30pm
Town Hall Meeting on Seattle Hotels
Gesthsemane Lutheran Church (911 Stewart Street)

Chicago, Ill.
Thursday, July 26, 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Wacker Drive)

Honolulu, Hawaii
July 26, 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency Waikiki (2424 Kalakava Avenue)

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