More restaurants are providing healthy and locally sourced foods. More of us have demanded this and appreciate the response of food services. Some are pricey, but locally sourced edibles are working their way into even plate lunches.
All along the food chain, there are people at work. As conscious consumers, while we call for food security, we cannot ignore the workers’ security.
The Star-Advertiser ran a big article about the “new food philosophy at Hyatt hotels” on Sunday 6/24. The philosophy is laudable, but it’s being marketed at a time when Hyatt workers have been waiting years for a renewed contract, job security, fair treatment, and a safe workplace.
Hyatt has become one of the worst employers in the hotel industry and thousands across the country are refusing to eat, meet or sleep at a Hyatt hotel. At the same time Hyatt is promoting food that is “good for the planet and the community.”
Worker justice and food justice are interlinked. THAT is what is good for the planet and the community!
Learn more at HyattHurts.org