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What a mess: Hyatt's housekeeping scandal - Sep. 30, 2009 - Fortune

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Sep 30, 2009 ... Even Hyatt knows, although something tells me it hasn't completely sunk in yet. ... Local 26 of Unite Here, the hotel workers union, which has never had a ... be a tough reelection campaign next fall, threatened a Hyatt boycott covering ... Now comes new pressure on Hyatt board member Penny Pritzker, ...

Why 'unions don't like' Penny Pritzker - Al Jazeera English

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May 8, 2013 ... UNITE HERE, in part, targeted Pritzker personally because of that closeness ... rates, that its housekeepers have the highest injury rate of any hotel company, ... It means understanding that it should be easier for workers to join a union, ... At the time, Youngblood was telling me about the Hyatt Andaz in West ...

Hyatt workers draw the line | SocialistWorker.org

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Sep 12, 2011 ... A one-week strike at six Hyatt hotels is a struggle for dignity, respect and the right ... For information on supporting UNITE HERE strikers, visit the Hotel Workers Rising website. The union is encouraging people to join a picket line, send a ... retaliated by turning on heat lamps underneath the hotel awnings, .....

UNITE HERE Considers Itself Progressive. So Why Is the Union ...

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Feb 26, 2015 ... UNITE HERE Local 1, who represents the housekeepers and other employees of the ... Penny Pritzker had been the chief fundraiser for Obama's first ... in the past, as it did in the streets during the last campaign against the Hyatt. ... it does not surprise me they jumped behind Rahm, a known union buster.

Penny Pritzker's TIF - Chicago Newstips by Community Media ...

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Aug 8, 2012 ... School board member Penny Pritzker's Hyatt Hotels Corp. is .... to press releases from UNITE-HERE, which represents hotel workers. ... Hyatt housekeepers' workload is double the industry standard, ... ongoing campaign to pressure Hyatt associates to join their union in ... Notify me of new posts by email.

Obama Taps Billionaire Fundraiser Penny Pritzker for Commerce ...

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May 28, 2013 ... Part 2: Alabama Prison Strike Organizer Joins with Pastor to Achieve Criminal Justice Reform ... Billionaire business tycoon and former Obama fundraiser Penny Pritzker ... outsourcing, low wages and the mistreatment of housekeepers. ... One is this battle with UNITE HERE, where Hyatt has refused to ...

Unions | Dignity at Work

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Jul 16, 2013 ... UNITE HERE will end its global boycott of Hyatt when the contracts are ratified. ... Whether they provide housekeeping services in hotels or harvest crops on farms, “we .... “If you are only thinking of traditional campaigns and old forms of worker ... Religious leaders organized by Arise Chicago will join other .....

Outrage After Big Labor Crafts Law Paying Their Members Less ...

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Apr 10, 2016 ... "That's what really makes me mad," Martinez said. ... enjoyed as much recent success as the campaign to raise pay for the working poor. ... "I wouldn't even say it's an incentive," Unite Here Local 11 President Tom Walsh said of ... Many union workers, including the housekeepers who make ...

Hotel Maids: Work the Hardest, Paid the Least | Bud Meyers

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Jan 7, 2013 ... HERE (and later UNITE HERE) were affiliated with the AFL-CIO until September ... Board of UNITE HERE voted to leave the AFL-CIO and join with the ... Hyatt responded to the union campaign against it by calling the tactics “an ... Housekeepers in union hotel casinos in Las Vegas are paid an .... About Me.

Obama turns to Chicago again and picks Penny Pritzker for ...

www.theguardian.com/world/2013/may/02/obama-chicago-penny-pritzker-commerce

May 2, 2013 ... Nomination of Hyatt heiress and Democratic fundraiser likely to upset ... Obama at the White House said Penny Pritzker would 'make America a magnet for good jobs'. ... The hotel workers union Unite has campaigned against Hyatt and ... provided volunteers for the 2008 and 2012 White House campaigns.

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Penny Pritzker nominated for commerce secretary

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May 2, 2013 ... Major Obama bundler Penny Pritzker nominated for commerce ... President Barack Obama's nomination of billionaire hotel heiress and major campaign donor Penny Pritzker ... family for abusing thousands of employees of its Hyatt Hotel chain. ... A UNITE HERE spokeswoman declined to comment on the ...

Workers say Hyatt management is punishing them for talking to ...

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Jul 25, 2012 ... “The NAACP and I, we'll find Ms. Penny Pritzker and deliver it to her. ... Unite Here represents housekeepers, bell staff, restaurant workers and others. ... Hyatt Hotels Corp. has responded to the union's national campaign with a ... the action to be an example to others: “don't let them do you like they di...

Penny Pritzker Had Big Role in Obama '08 but Is Backstage in '12 ...

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Jul 15, 2012 ... She does plan to join him on the campaign trail this month, but that could .... been brewing for years over working conditions for housekeepers. ... Henry Tamarin, president of Unite Here Local 1 in Chicago, helped ... It should be an issue between Hyatt and the unions, not become something personal to me.