For those going to ALA Midwinter - Boston Hyatt Labor Disputes

FYI for anyone going to Midwinter in Boston:

Hyatt Hotels Corp. laid off the entire housekeeping staffs at the Hyatt Regency Boston, Hyatt Regency Cambridge, and Hyatt Harborside Hotel after the morning shift had ended on Aug. 31, citing challenging economic conditions, and immediately replaced them with workers from an out-of-state staffing firm that will be paid $8 with no benefits. The housekeepers (who were paid $15 with benefits) had been training those very workers, from Georgia’s Hospitality Staffing Solutions, who they were told would be filling in for vacations. You can read more about the firing and the subsequent protest and call for a boycott through Boston Globe and NPR.

At Mid-Winter, the Hyatt Regency Boston is listed as one of the conference hotels. If you are going to Mid-Winter and disagree with the Hyatt's firing, choose another hotel to stay at and do not stay at the Hyatt Regency. (List of hotels can be found here.)

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