LOS ANGELES -- At a rally Jan. 7 labor leaders and activists here, including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and LA County Federation leader Maria Elena Durazo, told the Hyatt Hotel Corporation, "Enough! It's time to take on the Hyatt Hotel Corporation!"
The AFL-CIO blog reports, "The Hyatt is one of several national hotel chains that are using the recession as an excuse to demand cuts in health care benefits and other concessions in contract talks. In Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago, some, 20,000 UNITEHERE! members since last year have been working without contracts, while contracts for hotel workers in a half dozen other cities are set to expire soon."