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View Diary: Cambridge moves to prevent hotels—like Hyatt—from outsourcing jobs (33 comments)

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  •  This is a no brainer (8+ / 0-)

    What if something is stolen from a room?

    Hyatt then has a degree of separation from the problem, that sucks.

    •  Good point (5+ / 0-)

      They always want the $$, but no responsibility. The further removed, the better.

      Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

      by DRo on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 06:17:39 AM PDT

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    •  It's also scummy... (5+ / 0-)

      The wages for hotel housekeeping staff are already incredibly low.
      How much do the subcontractors plan to skim off the top?

      I'm not sure I buy it from a customer safety standpoint(no falmes pleeze!) but I do think local governments have a vested interest in preventing practices like this. Plunging workers into poverty simply shifts their unmet burdens(for food, housing, health care, child care, etc.) from employers onto struggling cities.

      We all end up paying.

      “Sometimes, the most reasonable thing in the legislative process is to be unreasonable.” Mike Pence, R-Ind., on negotiating with the democrats.

      by dclawyer06 on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 04:42:01 PM PDT

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    •  The real reason... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...they want that degree of separation is so that when the subcontractor gets caught hiring illegal aliens, Hyatt can plausibly deny any knowledge.  

      •  Without a doubt, this is the reason. (1+ / 0-)
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        They are merely preparing in case mandatory e-verify becomes law. They will have plausible deniability.  The other hotels will do the same.

        Everything else is just a bonus.  A complacent obedient workforce is what every corporation wants.

        The hotel industry has mastered this.  My kid could not buy a position at any of the many hotels and  motels near his college, even though he applied at every one.  They all seemed to hire exclusively undocumented workers.

        What is sad, is that most at dailykos will be on the side of allowing undocumented to keep these jobs, and not the heartbreak of the citizen and legal housekeepers and their devastated families.

        Some here on dkos will add insult the fired hotel workers by referring to these jobs as "jobs Americans won't do".

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