Before you make your summer vacation plans, check the AFL-CIO boycott list
With summer around the corner, we must remember our brothers and sisters in the hotel industry (as well as those at Dish Network and in the tobacco industry, see below). Dozens of individual hotels and chains that have attempted to use the down economy as an excuse to slash wages, benefits and working conditions for hospitality industry workers even though the hotel industry is rebounding.
In cities across North America, Hyatt is attempting to roll back quality job standards and make the recession permanent for thousands of unionized workers. In several cities, UNITE HERE negotiators have confronted proposals that would eliminate quality health care for thousands of low-wage workers. Contracts for UNITE HERE members who work at Hyatt have expired in several cities, including: San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Honolulu, Toronto and Vancouver.
The union also reports unrest and labor management difficulties in properties in eight other cities: Boston, Long Beach, San Antonio, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Anchorage, Providence and Northern Virginia.
For more on UNITE HERE’s Hotel Workers Rising Campaign, go to: www.hotelworkersrising.org.
UNITE HERE BOYCOTTED HOTELS
HYATT HARBORSIDE, Boston, Management: Hyatt
HYATT REGENCY, Boston, Management: Hyatt
HYATT REGENCY, Cambridge, Management: Hyatt
HYATT REGENCY, Century Plaza, Los Angeles, Management: Hyatt
HYATT REGENCY, Santa Clara, Management: Hyatt
MANCHESTER GRAND HYATT, San Diego, Management: Hyatt
GRAND HYATT STOCKTON, San Francisco, Management: Hyatt
HYATT FISHERMAN’S WHARF, San Francisco, Management: Hyatt
HYATT REGENCY EMBARCADERO, San Francisco, Management: Hyatt
SHERATON CRYSTAL CITY, Arlington, Virginia, Management: HEI
HILTON, Long Beach, Calif., Management: HEI
LE MERIDIEN, San Francisco, Management: HEI
HILTON CRYSTAL CITY, Arlington, Virginia, Management: Columbia Sussex
SHERATON, Baltimore, Management: Columbia Sussex
WESTIN, Chicago, Management: Columbia Sussex
WYNDHAM, Chicago, Management: Columbia Sussex
HILTON, Sacramento, Management: Columbia Sussex
WESTIN, San Diego, Management: Columbia Sussex
WESTIN CITY CENTER, Washington, D.C., Management: Columbia Sussex
CONGRESS PLAZA, Chicago
WILSHIRE PLAZA, Los Angeles
PALACE HOTEL, San Francisco
W HOTEL SF, San Francisco
WESTIN ST. FRANCIS, San Francisco
HYATT REGENCY O'HARE, Rosemont, IL
PARK HYATT CHICAGO, Chicago, IL
EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL IRVINE, Irvine, CA
HYATT REGENCY LONG BEACH, Long Beach, CA
HYATT ANDAZ HOTEL WEST HOLLYWOOD, West Hollywood, CA
HYATT REGENCY CHICAGO, Chicago, IL
PACIFIC BEACH HOTEL, Waikiki Beach, HI
R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
Cigarettes: BestValue, Camel, Century, Doral, Eclipse, Magna, Monarch, More, Now, Salem, Sterling, Vantage, and Winston; plus all Moonlight Tobacco products
ECHOSTAR DISHNETWORK Satellite Television Service