Hotel workers at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara have called for a boycott. Hyatt Regency Santa Clara workers began organizing in 2008 because they face excessive workloads, low wages, lack of respect, and a lack of quality, affordable health care. Many housekeepers surveyed at the Hyatt Santa Clara reported daily workplace pain or injury. Today, workers are joined by hundreds of clergy, labor, and other community supporters for a demonstration, launching a boycott of the property.
"Hyatt doesn’t respect our rights." said Leoncia Rodriguez, a housekeeper who has worked at the Hyatt Regency for seven years. "They won’t commit to letting us organize freely, without intimidation. In the meantime, we are overworked and we get hurt. This is why we are calling a boycott and letting customers know: Don’t eat, meet, or sleep at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara!"
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