CHESAPEAKE LODGING AND TRUST
San Francisco Le Meridien and Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf are the only two hotels in San Francisco that are in a labor dispute, and it has been ongoing for over six years. Chesapeake Lodging Trust owns both hotels, and they have refused workers the fair process to decide whether to choose a union that is standard in San Francisco.
Workers at these properties have experienced:
Loss of hours
Employer rules that attempted to limit employee rights (Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf)
Management threats and intimidation (Le Meridien)
Lack of transparency regarding how renovations would affect workers' employment and job duties
Since the start of the boycott in 2009, workers have seen an outpouring of community support. The community of San Francisco is asking that Chesapeake agree to the process that is standard in San Francisco.
In 2014 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in support of the boycott at the Le Meridian and Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf.