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To protest what it describes as abusive working conditions, a coalition of labor unions and progressive groups including the National Football League Players Association has ramped up a boycott of Hyatt hotels.
Unite Here, the nation’s largest hospitality workers’ union, had previously called for boycotts of individual Hyatt hotel properties, but the unveiling of a global boycott campaign at a Monday morning 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, Los Angeles and Boston.