UNITE HERE and Hyatt Announcement

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July 3, 2013

To: RSS Members

From: Michael D. Schulman

Subject: UNITE HERE and Hyatt Announcement

According to UNITE HERE, the union representing hotel and hospitality workers, an agreement has been reached with the Hyatt Hotel chain. Information about the agreement can be found at:


According to the information posted on the web, the “Pact provides contracts and process for workers to join union, ends global Hyatt boycott.”

The RSS Executive Committee and RSS Council have dealt with the issues involving UNITE HERE, Hyatt, and RSS bookings at Hyatt properties over the last year. Details about the RSS Council’s decisions to find alternative hotels and venues for 2015 and 2016 are on the RSS Web (see Council minutes for Feb 2013).