CHICAGO — An ongoing labour dispute has ended with news that the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, and Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, reached an agreement for new five-year contracts with UniteHere Local 274 and UniteHere Local 23, the unions representing more than 4,000 private sector hotel and foodservice workers.
These new agreements accompany recent deals made with UniteHere local leadership in Toronto, Washington, D.C., New York, Monterey, Calif., and San Diego and guarantees associates at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia, Hyatt Regency Denver and Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego are given wage increases, increased employer pension contributions and health care.
Hyatt has still not reached an agreement with unions in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Waikiki, Hawaii. “Hyatt will not give up the right of our associates to determine their union status through a democratic process,” said Russ Melaragni, VP of Employee Relations, Hyatt. “We will continue to do the right thing for our associates and call on UniteHere leadership in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Waikiki to follow the example set by their colleagues around the country and allow their members to vote on our offers.”