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10 December 2013

On human rights day, investors affirm responsibility of business to safeguard human rights in global supply chains

Author: Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility

In commemoration of Human Rights Day 2013, today members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a coalition of faith-based and socially responsible investors, announced that they would begin a month-long campaign in January to urge...

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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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30 July 2013

US gay activists emboldened as Russian vodka, Sochi protests spread [Russia]

Author: RIA Novosti

...As boycotts of Russian vodka spread across the globe in protest over new Russian laws on homosexuality, US gay rights activists warn the campaign could be the first stage in a broader drive targeting Russia’s economy and image with the Sochi Winter...

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29 July 2013

Kitchen worker sues Grand Hyatt New York over alleged sexual harassment [USA]

Author: Barbara Ross & Bill Hutchinson, New York Daily News

A kitchen worker has slapped the Grand Hyatt New York with a lawsuit, claiming managers of the luxury hotel looked the other way while frisky male co-workers made her work life a living hell. Alba Beltre Morillo...claims she was the target of unwanted...

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18 June 2013

Housekeepers Protest Hyatt’s “Longstanding Labor Abuses” [USA]

Author: Harry Stevens, TriplePundit (USA)

Dozens of Hyatt hotel workers gathered outside the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Chicago last week to protest what they call “longstanding labor abuses” by the [company]...The protesters were members of UNITE HERE, a labor union...[that]...

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26 July 2012

Hotel worker says she lost job because of testimony about 'blacklisting'; Hyatt, contractor deny she was fired [USA]

Author: Bill McCleery, Indianapolis Star [USA]

[A] subcontracted Hyatt worker said she lost her job after testifying before the City-County Council about the alleged practice of hotel blacklisting. Labor groups…say…[hotels] make agreements with subcontracting companies not to hire away their...

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23 July 2012

Union calls for worldwide boycott of Hyatt Hotels

Author: Francine Knowles, Chicago Sun-Times [USA]

Labor unrest at Hyatt Hotels…escalated…as Unite Here called for a global boycott of the Chicago-based hotel chain and the company took out a full-page Washington Post ad blasting the union campaign…Unite Here has been engaged in a long battle with the...

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16 May 2012

Response by Hyatt: Concerns about hidden cameras in hotel rooms as Eurovision Song Contest approaches.

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16 May 2012

[PDF] Press Release: As Eurovision Song Contest approaches, concerns about hidden cameras in Azerbaijan hotel rooms

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre sought responses from seven companies that operate leading hotels in Baku, Azerbaijan, about reports that hidden cameras have repeatedly been placed in hotel rooms in the country to record people having sex...

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8 May 2012

In Advance of London Olympics, U.S. and U.K. Investors Ask Corporations to Step Up Anti-Trafficking and Slavery Efforts

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility [USA]

...[A] coalition of U.S. and U.K. investors and NGOs have united to call on corporations to strengthen their focus against human trafficking and modern slavery in advance of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games...The initiative focuses on the London tourism...

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