Baltimore City Council Hearing on Hyatt Regency
Baltimore City Hall
100 Holliday Street
The Baltimore City Council is considering a resolution urging the Hyatt to uphold its agreement with the City to directly hire all workers at the hotel and to enter into a Labor Peace agreement, similar to the one signed by the Hilton Baltimore, to protect the City’s interests as the owner of the hotel.
The Hyatt is owned by the City of Baltimore and is supposed to regularly pay money to the City. When the hotel was built, the City included in its management agreement that Hyatt must directly hire all employees. Hyatt is violating that lease and breaking its promise to Baltimore by insisting that more and more of our brothers and sisters work for subcontractors for lower wages and with no access to Hyatt benefits.
When Hyatt spends money fighting union organizing, that is money which should instead be going to the City.