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Andaz Responds to Anti Morimoto Hyatt Campaign

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Earlier this week UNITE HERE Local 11, a union that "represents 20,000 hotel and food service workers, including at the Hyatt Andaz and Hyatt Century Plaza, in Los Angeles and Orange counties" drew attention to Hyatt Andaz in West Hollywood claiming that Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto was in talks to revamp the floundering RH restaurant within the property. Union workers cut together an eerie video in protest asking Morimoto to reconsidering a partnership with the hotel chain, alleging that Hyatt treats its employees poorly. Philip Dailey, general manager of Andaz West Hollywood, responds as follows:

“We continue to be disappointed that Local 11’s leadership has chosen to take actions that harm our associates, our city and our industry today and into the future. Unite Here’s boycotts and protests take money from the very people union leaders say they represent, and Local 11’s new campaign targeting Chef Morimoto harms their own members who work at Andaz West Hollywood. Unite Here continues to exploit its own members in order to further its national organizing agenda in non-union hotels. Hyatt has offered the same wage and benefits package as the one that union leaders accepted at other Los Angeles hotels. Union leadership has refused to accept these same terms from Hyatt, and our employees are suffering and getting stuck in the middle.”
·Iron Chef Morimoto Considers RH at The Andaz in Weho [~ELA~]

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