Reinstate Workers Unfairly Fired After Protesting Injustice!
  • Petitioned Peter Ric

This petition was delivered to:

Hyatt Santa Clara General Manager
Peter Ric
Hyatt CEO
Mark Hoplamazian

Reinstate Workers Unfairly Fired After Protesting Injustice!

    1. Petition by

      Martha and Lorena Reyes

When I arrived at my job as a housekeeper at the Hyatt Hotel Santa Clara one day in September, I heard my co-workers laughing at a photo collage posted on the wall. I saw a photo of my face edited onto the “sexy” body of a bikini-clad woman holding a surfboard. A similar faked image of my sister Lorena had also been posted

I was humiliated, and I took down the photos of my sister and me. I wouldn’t give them back, and I said that if anyone wanted the photos back they would have to get them from me in court.

Days later the hotel fired both Lorena and me.

Lorena worked at the hotel property for 24 years, and I worked there for seven. We both had excellent work records. I have five children and legal custody of three grandchildren, and I’m now in danger of losing my home.

My sister and I have started a petition to demand that the Hyatt hotel give us our jobs back with back pay for the time we have been without work.

We did not deserve to be fired. We just want to be treated with respect.

Tell Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian to reinstate us with back pay now.

This isn’t the only kind of abuse housekeepers experience at Hyatt hotels. Our injury rates are high, our wages are low, and immigrant workers are exploited by Hyatt’s subcontractors. At three non-union hotels in Boston, Hyatt fired its entire housekeeping staff on one day, replacing career workers with temporary workers doing more work for less pay and no benefits.

Workers must be able to complain about the conditions in their workplace without fearing retaliation. Firing us was wrong. Please stand with us and demand that Hyatt make it right!

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    • Mary Kemen CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am happy to boycott Hyatt if these claims reflect its employment practices. What is your corporate ethical standard? If you do not reinstate these women and clean up your act, the answer is obvious. You have none.

    • Hannah Merchant WALTHAM, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is utterly ridiculous. I have absolutely zero desire to stay at a Hyatt ever again. Give these women their jobs back.

    • David Bacon BERKELEY, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Hyatt should be punished for allowing this sexual harrassment, and instead fired the workers. The workers should be rehired, and those responsible for firing them should be prosecuted.

    • Francis Engler LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I read the stories of abuse at Hyatt on the Clothes Line Project website:

    • Esther Ciprian LOS BANOS, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      We don't need to be punished for speaking out. And why would you allow this type of insult to be condoned? What era are you living in?

      Esther Ciprian


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