Protests Spread Over Hotel Firings in Boston

The firing of 98 housekeepers at three Boston-area Hyatt hotels has created a storm of protest. Hotel workers, supporters, and politicians have rallied outside Hyatt properties in Boston and Chicago, at least one group canceled its meeting, and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has threatened a state employee boycott of the properties if the workers are not rehired.

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