New Video: Philly UNITE HERE Members Hold Vigil for Hyatt 100
Josh Eidelson | 01.13.2010
Watch Philly hotel workers and other UNITE HERE members tell Hyatt Hotels: Bring Back the Hyatt 100!
Philly UNITE HERE members held a candlelight vigil outside of the Hyatt Regency Penn's Landing demanding that Hyatt Hotels "Bring Back the Hyatt 100." Workers offered prayers and songs, and unfurled a 150-foot long "Hope Quilt," which stitches together stories of Hyatt housekeepers and the pain they endure everyday. Check out the video! In August, Hyatt Hotels fired 100 housekeepers from its three Boston area hotels after asking the workers to train their replacements from an outsourcing agency. The action ignited a national controversy for Hyatt Hotels, which launched an initial public offering of its stock on November 5, 2009. One of the Hyatt 100, Aracelly Arango, spoke at our vigil. The vigil ended a week of actions by thousands of workers in a dozen cities.