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Hyatt Hotel Workers Seek Support of Fight for a Just Contract

July 11, 2011

In an effort to build community awareness and solicit community support, members of UNITE-HERE Local 11, who are housekeepers at Andaz West Hollywood Hyatt Hotel

Linda Lopez, Cathy Youngblood, CES Lead Organizer Carlos Aguilar, Sandra J. Miranda, CES Executive Director Larry Gross, CES Tenant Organizer Joel Montano, Martha Pacheco, Margarita Ramos

recently visited the office of the Coalition for Economic Survival and meet with some of it staff.

The workers were soliciting support for their campaign to win a just contract with fair wages and benefits. No doubt, CES  provided them with unconditional support.

UNITE-HERE has been battling with Hyatt Hotels Corp. over wages and health insurance. The union claims the Hyatt chain is pushing for “recession contracts” that would roll back health benefits and freeze wages, while opposing organizing campaigns at non-union hotels.

Since contracts with the Century Plaza and the Andaz West Hollywood hotels – among other Hyatts nationwide – expired in 2009, UNITE-HERE Local 11, which represents Southern California’s unionized hotel workers, has been negotiating new terms for the workers at both hotels.

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