On January 27, former Hyatt housekeepers Martha and Lorena Reyes shared their story with feminist luminary Gloria Steinem at an event organized by Stanford University on the future of feminism. The Reyes sisters explained how Hyatt had fired them after Martha Reyes had objected to the posting of sexually suggestive photos of herself and her sister on a company bulletin board. The sisters have since filed complaints with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Steinem showed her support for the Reyes sisters by pledging to honor the Hyatt boycotts.
The Reyes sisters’ story was featured in this Stanford Daily article about the Steinem event.