5 PM Tonight: Philadelphia Hotel Workers Hold Vigil for Boston’s “Hyatt 100”
posted by: Josh Eidelson
begins: Nov 18, 5:00 pm
ends: Nov 18, 6:00 pm
location: Outside the Hyatt Regency Penn’s Landing, Dock St & Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
WHAT: Candlelight vigil with “Hope Quilt,” as part of a wave of actions in U.S. and Canada, calling for Hyatt to “Bring Back the Hyatt 100” housekeepers in Boston and end mistreatment of housekeepers in hotels across North America.
WHO: Philadelphia housekeepers and fellow members of UNITE HERE
Aracelly Arango, one of the “Hyatt 100” fired housekeepers from Boston
WHERE: Outside the Hyatt Regency Penn’s Landing, Dock St & Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
WHEN: 5 PM Tonight, Wednesday, November 18, 2009
WHY: This week, thousands of workers in a dozen cities across North America are holding public demonstrations in solidarity with the “Hyatt 100” housekeepers in Boston. Hyatt fired 100 housekeepers from its three Boston-area hotels after asking workers to train their replacements from an outsourcing agency. The incident has ignited a national controversy for the newly public Hyatt Hotels—based in Chicago—which launched an initial public offering of its stock on November 5, 2009.
More info: http://www.hotelworkersrising.org/hope