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Occupy Everything: Sit Down at Park Hyatt Chicago

September 30, 2009 2 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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