In 2008, House Democratic Party Leader Nancy Pelosi pledged to boycott the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco in support of non-union hotel workers and their organizing efforts at that hotel. Since that time, the Hyatt campaign has grown, as more abuses of Hyatt workers have come to light. In response, Hyatt workers have called for a boycott of Hyatt hotels nationwide. It is one of many bold steps, including striking, that workers have taken to end Hyatt’s abuse of housekeepers and exploitation of immigrant workers.
Today, more and more leaders of the Democratic Party are joining the call to boycott Hyatt. During the California Democratic Convention in San Diego on Feb. 10-12, over 500 delegates–including 40 notable elected officials—pledged to boycott Hyatt. John Burton, the Chairman of the California Democratic Party, gave a rousing speech encouraging other convention participants to join the nationwide boycott of Hyatt.
Special thanks to all the elected officials who signed up during the California Democratic Convention to endorse the Hyatt boycott, including:
California Democratic Party Leadership:
John Burton – Chairman ▪ Alex Rooker – Vice-Chair ▪ Eric Bauman – Vice-Chair ▪ Hilary Crosby – Controller
U.S. House of Representatives:
California State Senate:
Ellen M. Corbett – 10th District ▪ Ted Lieu – 28th District ▪ Christine Kehoe – 39th District ▪ Carol Liu – 25th District ▪ Gil Cedillo – 45th District
John A. Perez – Speaker, 46th District ▪ Fiona Ma – 12th Assembly District ▪ Bob Wieckowski – 20th Assembly District ▪ Anthony Portantino – 44th Assembly District ▪ Bill Monning – 27th Assembly District ▪ Jim Beall – 24th Assembly District ▪ Ben Hueso – 79th Assembly District ▪ Nancy Skinner – 14th Assembly District ▪ Betsy Butler – 53rd Assembly District ▪ Paul Fong – 22nd Assembly District
Mayors & City Council Members:
Laura Rosenthal – Mayor of Malibu ▪ Julie Ruiz- Raber – Mayor Pro-Tem City of Carson ▪ Peter Arellano, MD – Gilroy City Council ▪ Ash Kalra – City Council of San Jose ▪ Xavier Campos – City Council of San Jose ▪ Phil Ting – Assessor for City & County of San Francisco ▪ Bill Quirk – City Council of Hayward ▪ Richard Valle – Former Vice Mayor of Union City ▪ Richard Alarcón