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Occupy Everything: Sit Down at Park Hyatt Chicago

September 30, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

About 200 hospitality workers and supporters arrested in Chicago civil disobedience. Park Hyatt Chicago, Sept. 24, 2009

On August 31, Hyatt fired 100 long term housekeepers in three Boston-area hotels and replaced them with low wage workers from a subcontractor after telling the workers they were training “vacation” replacements, according to the Boston Globe. The housekeepers, most of whom were women who made approximately $15 per hour with benefits, were replaced with workers making close to minimum wage and with no benefits.

After a huge public outcry the Hyatt relented by announcing that they will rehire 98 housekeepers at their original salary.

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  1. 4854derrida
    February 9, 2010 at 9:48 pm


    I’ve recently uploaded two rare interviews with the Wobblie, anarchist, and activist Dorothy Day.

    Day had begun her service to the poor in New York City during the Depression with Peter Maurin, and it continued until her death in 1980. Their dedication to administering to the homeless, elderly, and disenfranchised continues in many parts of the world.

    Please post or announce the availability of these videos for those who may be interested in hearing this remarkable humanist.

    They may be located here:


    Thank you

    Dean Taylor

    • charley2u
      February 9, 2010 at 10:10 pm

      Thanks. Will do…

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