Union members call for worldwide boycott of Hyatt chain

July 26, 2012 (CHICAGO)

National union leaders are calling for a worldwide boycott of the Hyatt chain, saying its workers are exploited.

The Hyatt Regency Chicago says the company provides industry-leading wage and benefits packages and union leadership is now allowing members to vote on their offer.

Hyatt Regency Chicago's statement to the protest

"Hyatt provides industry-leading wage and benefits packages, maintains an outstanding workplace safety record, and is a recognized leader in promoting a diverse workforce. We urge UniteHere leaders do the right thing for their members by allowing them to vote on a new contract that gives them the wage and benefits increases they deserve."

- Patrick Donelly, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Chicago

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