- Terelle Jerricks
Contributing Writer and Long Beach Correspondent Danny Simon filmed the video
This morning local branch of Unite Here organized a demonstration in support of today’s unveling of a global boycott campaign against Hyatt Hotels to protest what it describes as abusive working conditions. Unite Here, along with a coalition of labor unions and progressive groups that include the National Football League Players Association has ramped up a boycott of Hyatt hotels.
Unite Here had previously called for boycotts of individual Hyatt hotel properties, but this morning’s unveiling of a global boycott campaign at a press conference in Washington, D.C., marked an escalation of this effort. Other members of the coalition include the National Organization for Women, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Black Justice Center and Christian and Jewish labor groups. Demonstrations are planned this week for cities across the country, including San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The above footage was filmed in Long Beach by Danny Simon. Click here to read more.