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At Last, Hyatt Workers Win Deal—With Room to Grow

Jenny Brown

After an exasperating four-year campaign against the Hyatt hotel empire, the hotel workers union announced an agreement yesterday. In addition to long-awaited raises, the Chicago-based chain agreed to what UNITE HERE calls “a fair process” for recognizing unions at several Hyatt-owned and -operated hotels.
Union members in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Chicago will vote on the proposed contract in the coming weeks. If they vote yes, UNITE HERE’s international boycott of Hyatt will end.