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New help for former Hyatt housekeepers

September 28, 2009
BOSTON - In light of last Friday''s announcement from Hyatt Hotels that there will be new help available for the 98 Boston-area housekeepers that it fired and replaced with lesser paid, outsourced workers, USA Today is asking, "Is Hyatt''s latest offer enough to quell the controversy?"
According to the USA Today article, the controversy started on August 31 when Hyatt fired the housekeepers as a cost cutting move.
In its latest offer to former housekeepers, new help includes: A new, full-time position in the Boston area at the old, Hyatt wage; extended health coverage; and career services and training.
Phil Stamm, general manager of Hyatt Regency Boston, said, "We are committed to supporting all of our associates, especially when they are negatively affected by business decisions made necessary by the most difficult economic environment in decades. Every housekeeping employee who wants a job will have one. That''s our promise."
According to previous CM e-News Daily™ coverage, some housekeepers claim they were asked to train their replacements and were assured that the crews were only vacation and holiday fill-ins. Hyatt has since denied this claim.
To read previous CM e-News Daily™ coverage of this topic, click here and click here.
Click here to read the USA Today article.
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