An open letter to the LGBT community from Hyatt Hotel Workers

These are hard times. Like so many of you, we’ve suffered during this downturn. Hyatt has eliminated jobs, replaced career housekeepers with minimum wage temporary workers, and imposed dangerous workloads on those who remain. Meanwhile, the billionaires that run Hyatt banked over $900 million in one day when Hyatt became a publicly traded company.

Now thousands of Hyatt workers at more than a dozen Hyatt Hotels across the U.S. are standing up to Hyatt by calling for a boycott—asking that travelers not eat, sleep or meet at boycotted Hyatt Hotels.  Our sacrifice now, we hope, will secure a better future for ourselves and our families in the years to come.

Regrettably, many of our friends in the LGBT community and beyond have been caught in the middle of our struggle with Hyatt. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank those you who stood by us, even when it was difficult.  As Hyatt workers and members of UNITE HERE, we also want to reaffirm our unequivocal commitment full LGBT equality. 

To learn more about our fight with Hyatt or to find a list of boycotted Hyatts, click here.

To find out how you can direct your travel dollars to socially responsible hotels or protect yourself in the event of a labor dispute, please click here.