Hyatt: Only 6 fired housekeepers have accepted new jobs

11/17/2009 | Reuters

Only six of 98 Boston housekeepers who were laid off by Hyatt Hotels Corp. in August and replaced by outsourced workers at lower wages have accepted offers of alternative employment from the company, according to a Hyatt manager. Philip Stamm, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Boston and head of Hyatt's task force on the matter, said the layoffs, which sparked national criticism, were made to protect the company's viability during the downturn, and the company believes the workers have been misinformed about the new jobs offered with affiliate United Services Cos., which would match their previous pay.

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