Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rallying to support the Hyatt 100

BOSTON--Housekeeping workers at three Boston-area Hyatt Hotels remain without jobs since their peremptory firing on August 31. The workers, who supporters call the "Hyatt 100," are demanding full reinstatement of their jobs, which had been outsourced to United Services Company (USC).

USC is paying its workers the Massachusetts minimum wage of $8 per hour with no benefits. Before they were fired, the Hyatt hospitality workers received over $15 an hour, including benefits. Some of the employees had worked for 20 years or longer at Hyatt.