Demonstrators gear up for Hyatt protest
The demonstrators who plan to protest in front of the Hyatt Regency Boston Thursday evening will engage in "civil disobedience actions" to call further attention to the plight of the 98 local Hyatt housekeepers who were fired nearly a year ago and replaced by minimum-wage contract workers, said the union organizing the event.
About 20 people, including several former housekeepers, rabbis, and a priest, have signed up to participate in the action, said Unite Here Local 26.
The Boston demonstration is one of 15 nationwide protests against the Hyatt Hotels Corp. being organized Thursday by the hospitality workers' union Unite Here. In all, nearly 1,000 workers are expected to participate in acts of civil disobedience across the country.