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Dave Jamieson

Low-Wage Hotel Workers Win Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

A group of low-wage Indianapolis hotel workers who sued their employer for allegedly shorting them on pay have settled a lawsuit they claim has helped...

You Can Take It With You

Greg White | Posted 11.04.2012 | Travel
Greg White

I admit it: I might have an addiction to free, hotel-provided amenities.

Dave Jamieson

Feds Tell Hyatt To Lighten Housekeepers' Load

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

After performing a series of hotel inspections, the federal agency that oversees workplace safety has sent a rare letter to the Hyatt Corporation reco...

The People Women Really Count On

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Greenberg

Yes, we women count on our partners, our parents if we are lucky enough to still have them, and, of course, our friends. But let's face it, there is ...

Lizzie Schiffman

Religious Leaders Join Hyatt Strikers, Host Interfaith Prayer

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

Citing “the calling of their faith traditions to do justice for the oppressed,” Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy will join employees striking a...

Hyatt Workers In The Midst Of Weeklong Strike

Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago

Hyatt hotel workers in Chicago on Thursday morning joined their fellow unionized workers in three other cities with the launch of a weeklong strike ou...

WATCH: Union Files Complaint Over Hyatt Heat Lamp Incident

Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

Unite Here Local 1, a union representing some 170 Park Hyatt Chicago hotel workers who have been without a contract for nearly two years, announced Th...

Jen Sabella

Hyatt Protest Heats Up: Hotel Turns Heat Lamps On Union Strikers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jen Sabella | Posted 09.21.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The Hyatt released the following statement regarding the heat lamps being turned on Chicago strikers: Hyatt regrets the events that occurr...

'Butler School': High-End Servant Industry Makes A Comeback

BusinessWeek | Max Abelson | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

The resurgence of rich people has triggered a rebirth elsewhere in the industry. "When we hit last summer, that's when all of a sudden the economy rea...

What About the Woman Strauss-Kahn Allegedly Attacked?

Tiffany Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Williams

Being a housekeeper doesn't exactly put you on equal footing with the wealthy and powerful when you are in "their" space. So when you're stuck in a bedroom with them, what are your defenses?

Annenberg Heiress Sued For Asking "Executive Polish Housekeeper" To Take HIV Test

Gothamist | [17] | | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As every well-bred socialite knows, AIDS is everywhere--floating in the air they breathe, hiding in the bathrooms they use, and coursing through the v...

About Time: New York's Domestic Workers May Finally Get Rights on the Job

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Is scrubbing somebody else's floor "work"? How about staying up all night -- every night -- with another person's colicky baby? Or helping their elderly mother shower and use the bathroom?

The Nanny Diaries: A Caribbean Version

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arlene M. Roberts

There are more than 200,000 women in New York working as nannies, companions and housekeepers, whose lives are typified by long hours, meagre wages, drudgery, and worse.

Celebrate Human Rights Day by Honoring the Human Rights of Domestic Workers

Priscilla Gonzalez and Rebecca Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Priscilla Gonzalez and Rebecca Smith

Many domestic workers have no legal right to overtime pay or a day off. Should they fall ill, suffer injury, or become unemployed, the vast majority do not qualify for benefits.