Hyatt: the Worst Hotel Employer in America

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Target: CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Mark S. Hoplamazian

Goal: Improve the unjust and discriminatory practices towards housekeeper employees.

Hyatt housekeepers are launching a global boycott to protest Hyatt’s offensive and abhorrent policies and practices towards its housekeeper employees. In order to provoke Hyatt to stop its discrimination and improve its practices, the housekeepers need our help. Sign this petition to raise consumer awareness and force this hotel employer to change its ways.

Hyatt’s atmosphere of comfort and luxury contrasts sharply with the pain and hardships they put their housekeepers through. The hotel gives the housekeepers crushing workloads, making them clean up to 30 rooms in an eight-hour shift, requiring the workers to rush and then suffer from debilitating pain and even risk serious injury. The hotel doesn’t even try to compensate them sufficiently. In Boston, Hyatt simply fired its entire housekeeping staff and replaced them with temporary minimum wage workers.

Hyatt’s horrific practices have been recognized already. The American Journal of Industrial Medicine published a study examining a wide number of hotel properties and hotel companies. The study showed that Hyatt housekeepers had the highest injury rate of all. The federal government even issued a companywide letter to Hyatt, warning the hotel of the hazards its housekeepers face on the job. In addition, OSHA or its state counterparts have issued 18 health and safety citations against Hyatt with over $100,000 in proposed penalties.

Instead of shaping up its practices after receiving all these warnings and citations, in 2011, Hyatt lobbied against legislation in California that would make housekeeping work safer. If these facts aren’t enough, you can read more about why Hyatt is undoubtedly the worst hotel employer of America and how advocates are working to make the company respect its workers.

Sign the petition below to tell Hyatt Hotels the American public is watching and expecting a long-overdue change in its policies and practices towards its housekeeper employees.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Hoplamazian,

As a concerned consumer, I am writing to let you know I support the global boycott that Hyatt housekeepers are undertaking to protest the treatment they receive from your company. Your offensive and abhorrent policies and practices have been recognized by many. The American Journal of Industrial Medicine published a study examining a wide number of hotel properties and hotel companies. The study showed that Hyatt housekeepers had the highest injury rate of all. The federal government even issued a companywide letter to Hyatt, warning the hotel of the hazards its housekeepers face on the job. In addition, OSHA or its state counterparts have issued 18 health and safety citations against Hyatt with over $100,000 in proposed penalties.

I want to make it clear that I will not stay at a Hyatt Hotel and will make sure my family and friends do not stay at one either until your company begins to make real changes towards the way it treats its housekeeping employees.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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2 Comments

  1. Corporations have no conscience.

  2. This is what should be on our news, not what the Jersey Shore scum are up to!

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