Monday, July 01, 2013 4:17 pm
Hyatt Hotels, union resolve dispute
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
The agreement between Hyatt and Unite Here announced Monday will go into effect once union contracts are approved by workers in Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The contracts would provide retroactive wage increases and keep employees' current health care and pension benefits through 2018.
Over the past two years, the union staged a number of one-day strikes in major cities to protest wages and working conditions.
Unite Here said the accord would end its global boycott of Hyatt that had support from other unions, workers' rights groups and civil rights organizations.