CHICAGO — Hyatt Hotels and Unite Here, a union of hospitality workers in the U.S. and Canada, has reached an agreement resolving long–standing disputes between the two organizations.
The new contracts offer retroactive wage increases and ongoing quality health-care and pension benefits, covering associates into 2018. “We are delighted that our associates in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Waikiki, Hawaii, will have contracts and the pay raises that go with them,” said Doug Patrick, SVP, Human Resources for Hyatt.
A key provision of the agreement establishes a fair process that includes a mechanism for employees at a number of Hyatt hotels to vote on whether they wish to be represented by Unite Here. In turn, the union will end the boycott of the Hyatt Hotels.
The new agreement will go into effect upon the settlement and ratification of union contracts by Hyatt associates in San Francisco, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Chicago.