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Hotel workers stage protest July 22 at Vancouver Hyatt

Join hotel workers across North America in a historic protest against global hotel corporations. In 14 cities, including Vancouver, hotel workers will be demonstrating their unity and their determination to fight for respect in an industry dominated by wealthy multinational companies that continue cutting jobs and trying to squeeze more from workers.

The protest on July 22 targets the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Hyatt Corporation is a $5.5 billion global company owned by one of the 10 wealthiest families in the world. Hyatt continues to try to take advantage of the economic slowdown to hurt workers--even while the company's profits are growing.

  • What: Protest at the Hyatt! Hotel workers in Vancouver join 50,000 workers in 14 cities across North America fighting Hyatt Corporation's attempts to hurt workers
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard St.
  • When: July 22 at 5:00pm
  • Who: Hotel workers, friends and allies.
  • Why:  We are at a crucial moment in our struggle against big, greedy hotel corporations. Standing together with workers and supporters across North America will bring us victory.

Hyatt Corporation is owned by American billionaires, the Pritzker family. Worth $5.5 billion and with $1.3 billion in the bank, Hyatt Corporation's profits are increasing but they want to lock workers into a permanent recession. Hyatt's plan for economic recovery is cutting jobs and increasing workload.

1600 hotel workers in Vancouver at the Hyatt, Four Seasons, Westin Bayshore, and Renaissance hotels are bargaining a new contract this year. The majority of hotel workers are women and immigrants. All hotel workers deserve safe jobs that support families and provide for a secure future.

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