Whereas, Hyatt’s workers are the key to the corporation’s success by virtue of their knowledge, skills and commitment to excellent guest services;
Whereas, Hyatt can improve its service by diminished use of temporary, subcontracted workers earning minimum wages and without benefits and by a reduction in housekeeper workloads from as many as 30 rooms per day which contribute to higher injury rates;
Whereas, Hyatt’s corporate governance guidelines call for Directors with ‘judgment, character, expertise, skills and knowledge useful to the oversight of Hyatt’s business’ who exemplify a ‘diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences’;
Whereas, Hyatt Hotel Corporation’s Board of Directors contains only two women and one person of color and is not reflective of the diversity or experience of Hyatt’s workforce;
Therefore, be it resolved that Hyatt should increase the size of its board by one director and should reserve that seat for a Hyatt hotel worker as a positive step for the company, its employees and its customers.