Task Force joins global boycott of Hyatt hotels



Task Force Deputy Executive Director Darlene Nipper stands with other progressive and LGBT groups at a press conference today, announcing the global boycott on Hyatt.

At the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Task Force joined with UNITE HERE, NOW, the AFL-CIO, the NFL Players Association and additional ¬†progressive and LGBT organizations to speak in support of a global boycott of Hyatt hotels due to worker’s rights abuses and low wages.

Task Force Deputy Executive Director Darlene Nipper said:

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has long stood with labor, and we do so again today, this time in support of the hard-working housekeepers who have called for a global boycott of Hyatt in response to the company’s low wages and abuse of workers. We stand here because all people deserve the right to find and keep a job in a safe work environment, with a living wage.

We stand here because we are workers too. And, as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people – particularly those of color – we are acutely aware of what it means to be economically vulnerable. Every day, many of us fear that we may lose or be denied a job simply because of who we are or who we love, due to a lack of federal LGBT employment protections. Any abuse and discrimination of workers should never be tolerated, which is why we are here today.

For more details about the global boycott, visit www.hyatthurts.org.