Union hotel workers at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki voted to approve a boycott of their hotel on June 8, 2011.
The workers are fighting to defend and maintain their union contract standard that include putting an end to subcontracting and providing safe working conditions for workers.
Union contracts for over 500 hotel workers at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki originally expired on June 30, 2010. In the last year, workers at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki have participated in a civil disobedience action (July 2010), a one-day limited duration strike (September 2010), and numerous pickets and rallies in front of the Hyatt that most recently resulted in a demonstration in the Hyatt’s lobby (February of 2011). The vote represents the first time in five years that Local 5 members will have organized toward launching a consumer boycott of a major Oahu hotel. The consumer boycott of the Turtle Bay Hotel & Resort ended successfully in 2006.