UNITE HERE Boycott Update

Friday, March 21, 2014

UNITE HERE Boycott Update(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

While the global Hyatt boycott has ended, there are a number of local Hyatts with continuing labor disputes including boycotts, which UNITE HERE urges travelers to continue to support.  Here are the union’s “3 Steps to Avoid Labor Disputes and Support Hotel Workers”: 1: 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”). 2: Insist on protective language in your event contracts that will allow your organization to honor boycotts and avoid labor disputes without penalty. Click here to download the model protective language. 3: Contact the Informed Meetings Exchange—INMEX—to plan your next meeting.  A full service, socially responsible event planner with 25 years in hotel management experience, 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,” says UNITE HERE.


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