The AFL-CIO announced July 25, 2012 that it has officially endorsed the UNITE HERE!’s global boycott of Hyatt Hotels. Although most Hyatt properties are subject to this boycott, there are some that are not.
The call to “Boycott Hyatt” does not include:
- Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa and the Grand Hyatt Kauai, which have current collective bargaining agreements with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
- Hyatt Hotels with current UNITE HERE! collective bargaining agreements:
- Hyatt Hotel (Highway One Monterey)
- Hyatt Regency Monterey
- Hyatt Penn’s Landing (Philadelphia)
- Hyatt Regency Dearborn (Michigan)
- Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
- Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
- Hyatt Regency Atlanta
- Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
- Hyatt Regency on King (Toronto)
- Park Hyatt Toronto
- Hyatt Regency Vancouver
- Grand Hyatt New York
- Hyatt Rosemont
- Hyatt Place San Jose
- Andaz 5th Avenue
- Andaz Wall Street
- Hyatt Place Braintree (Mass.)
If a particular hotel is not covered by the boycott, then neither UNITE HERE! nor the AFL-CIO is discouraging unions from booking business at those hotels. We do recommend that all unions include the “Contract Addendum” with protective language in their hotel contracts to cover them in case the hotel ends up being the subject of a labor dispute.
What’s the Hyatt boycott?
UNITE HERE! has launched a global boycott of Hyatt Hotels because of its mistreatment of workers. UNITE HERE! is urging individuals and organizations to boycott Hyatt and not do business with the corporation until it improves its practices and respects workers’ rights. The AFL-CIO has endorced the UNITE HERE!’s boycott of Hyatt and is urging its affiliated unions, state federations, and area and local labor councils, trade departments, and allied organizations not to do business with Hyatt while the boycott is in place. See www.hyatthurts.org.