The blowback over the firing of 98 housekeepers from three Boston-area hotels continues to singe the Hyatt chain, the Boston Globe reports.
The governor of Massachusetts is threatening a boycott, union groups are hopping mad and some organizations are canceling contracts with the chain. On Thursday, 200 people were arrested outside the Park Hyatt Chicago in a demonstration of support for union negotiations there and of the fired housekeepers in Boston, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The housekeepers earned $14 to $16 an hour, hardly an extravagant wage in Boston but at least they got health and retirement benefits. They were replaced with subcontracted workers who reportedly earn $8 an hour with no health benefits.
Anyway, we customers have some decisions to make, too.