A look at the Chicago Hyatt picket line (video)


As radio executives head to Chicago for their annual gathering, Unite Here is using the Internet to promote its strike against the Hyatt Regency Chicago – where the Radio Show is taking place – and Hyatt hotels in four other cities. See video of the picket line in front of the hotel where the Radio Show is taking place.

“Hyatt has abused its housekeepers, replacing career housekeepers with minimum wage temporary workers and imposing dangerous workloads on those housekeepers who remain,” the union declared on its website.

Hyatt management says it has offered Unite Here the same terms it has agreed to with other hotel chains and that the union is really protesting because it wants to organize other non-union Hyatt hotels.

Here is video of the strikes that Unite Here posted on YouTube. Video of the picket line at the Hyatt Regency Chicago begins about halfway through at the 33 second point.