Make History with Hotel Workers!
On July 22, Vancouver hotel workers will be joining workers in 14 cities protesting Hyatt Corporation's greed. Hotel Workers are demonstrating their unity and determination to fight for respect in an industry dominated by wealthy multinational companies that continue cutting jobs and trying to squeeze more from workers.
The July 22 protest by UNITE HERE Local 40 members targets the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Hyatt Corporation is a global company worth $5.5 billion. Owned by one of the 10 wealthiest families in the world, the Pritzkers, and with $1.3 billion in the bank, Hyatt wants to lock workers into a permanent recession--even though the company's profits are increasing. Hyatt's plan for economic recovery is a jobless hotel industry recovery. By cutting jobs and increasing workload, Hyatt and other global hotel companies continue to try to squeeze workers who already suffer from increased workloads and remain at risk for greater injuries.
1600 workers in Vancouver at the Hyatt, Four Seasons, Westin Bayshore and Renaissance hotels are bargaining new union contracts this year. All of these hotels are operated by wealthy global corporations. The majority of hotel workers are women and immigrants. All hotel workers deserve safe jobs that support families and provide for a secure future. Hotel jobs should be good jobs.
We're making history on July 22. Be part of the movement, Join us at the Vancouver Hyatt!
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