Hyatt and employees agree on contract

Bloomberg Business Week reports that the Hyatt Hotels and employees have come to an agreement about labor issues. Unite Here announces end of global boycott. The Episcopal Church has been active in urging resolution and protested against Hyatt during the 2012 General Convention:

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has reached a tentative contract with the union representing thousands of it employees, ending a four-year dispute that led to dozens of protests and a global boycott against the Chicago-based hotel chain.

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.

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