While the global Hyatt boycott has ended, there are a number of local Hyatts with continuing labor disputes including boycotts, which we urge you to continue to support. Please support the workers in these hotels by continuing to boycott the following properties:
- ARIZONA: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa At Gainey Ranch
- CALIFORNIA: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, the Hyatt Regency Sacramento and the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco
- INDIANA: Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
- MASSACHUSETTS: Hyatt Harborside Boston, Hyatt Regency Boston and Hyatt Regency Cambridge
- TEXAS: Grand Hyatt San Antonio and Hyatt Regency San Antonio
- WASHINGTON: Grand Hyatt Seattle and Hyatt at Olive 8 Seattle
Other Boycotts include:
Alaska: Anchorage Hilton, Sheraton Anchorage
California: Embassy Suites Hotel Irvine, Hilton Long Beach, Le Meriden San Francisco, Los Angeles Airport Hilton and Towers
3 Steps to Avoid Labor Disputes and Support Hotel Workers
- Use the Union Hotel Guide to find socially responsible union hotels and avoid boycotted hotels across the U.S. and Canada. It is also available as an iPhone app (search for “UNITE HERE”).
- Insist on protective language in your event contracts that will allow your organization to honor boycotts and avoid labor disputes without penalty. Many organizations are now using contractual language that addresses the full range of labor dispute possibilities, and indemnifies groups for meeting cancellations caused by labor disputes. With the right language, you should be able to cancel your meeting contract without penalty in the event of a labor dispute. Click here to download the model protective language.
- Contact the Informed Meetings Exchange—INMEX—to plan your next meeting. They are a full service, socially responsible event planner with 25 years in hotel management experience. INMEX clients can choose from a wide variety of services, including site selection, housing services, contract negotiation, and convention management. Many of INMEX’s services are free, and they have a 100% success rate at getting protective language in their contracts.
Please continue to vote with your dollars and act as conscious consumers in the hospitality industry. If you have any questions, regarding current disputes please contact Carrie Sallgren at firstname.lastname@example.org.