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Mike Welch 1949-2012

Our good friend and brother, Mike Welch, passed away on Sunday, March 25.  Mike retired from his Field Representative position in 2004 due to health reasons. Mike first worked at the Fairmont Hotel in the dish room beginning in the late 70s. It was a time, not unlike today, of social and political upheaval; ...

Women Academics Decry Hyatt’s Sexualization of Housekeepers

As Women’s and Gender Studies faculty, we were outraged to find out that Hyatt had posted sexually suggestive photos of housekeepers, and fired a woman who objected and her sister. We’re taking action. We call on other faculty and students to do the same. Dear Colleagues, In late September, ...

Thousands demand that Hyatt put the Reyes sisters back to work

Martha and Lorena Reyes, the Hyatt Santa Clara housekeepers who filed retaliation charges with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), are still out of work this Thanksgiving.  Since Friday, however, when over 100 community supporters picketed the Hyatt Santa Clara in solidarity, thousands ...
Reyes Sisters

Hyatt Housekeepers File Retaliation Charge with the EEOC

Hotel Management Posts Sexually Suggestive Photos of Employees and Fires Housekeeper Who Objects Community Leaders Converge on Hyatt Regency Santa Clara in Support [Santa Clara, Calif.] Today, two former Hyatt housekeepers, Martha and Lorena Reyes are filing a retaliation charge against the Hyatt Regency ...

Member Profile: Delia Medina

September 23, 2011 Delia Medina — Room Cleaner — Hyatt Regency — 37 years of service We’re human beings.  That was what I would say to the bosses whenever they were treating somebody badly.  I would say, We’re human beings, like you.  We’re not horses.  You have to treat us ...
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