Hotel workers, like all other workers, have the right to earn a living wage, receive fair benefits, and form a union if they choose. But in hotels across the country, thousands of housekeepers struggle to survive on poverty wages, and suffer injuries at higher rates than others in the service industry.
In July 2013, UNITE HERE and Hyatt reached a national agreement that provides a process for workers to join a union. The agreement ended a yearlong global boycott, and is considered a step towards justice for Hyatt workers. The agreement, however, does not address issues at a number of Hyatt properties. Click here for a list of Hyatt hotels still under boycott.
As people of faith, we are committed to promoting and preserving the rights of hotel workers. As consumers, we have an opportunity to stand with workers and highlight our preference for fair treatment for hospitality workers.
We encourage faith communities to only patronize facilities and venues that recognize its employees’ rights.
- Sign the pledge to patronize hotels and facilities that treat workers with fairly. -> Click here to read and sign the petition
- Only hold events and conferences at hotels or venues with fair worker policies. -> Click here for tips on selecting a venue for your organization's conferences and meetings
- For event planners, include protective language in all your venue contracts. -> Click here for sample language.
- Support IWJ's campaign to lift up hospitality workers -> Click here to sign up for regular campaign action alerts
- Give to IWJ and support our campaigns like the justice for hospitality workers -> Click here to give
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