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Hyatt apologizes for heat lamps being turned on strikers
Chicago Tribune ^ | July 22, 2011 | Julie Wernau

Posted on 07/22/2011 6:56:03 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Hyatt apologized Friday morning for an incident in which heat lamps were turned on above workers on strike at the Park Hyatt Chicago hotel Thursday, saying a manager is responsible for the controversial move.

Hotel workers on strike were taken by surprise Thursday morning when 10 heat lamps hanging above their picket line flipped on and stayed on for what they claim was nearly an hour.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chicago; chicagoland; chicagoway; hyatt; strikers; unions
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Heat lamps? Must be fans of Burger King.
1 posted on 07/22/2011 6:56:06 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Too stupid to move away from the heat lights?


2 posted on 07/22/2011 6:58:17 AM PDT by listenhillary (We know where you are. We know where you've been.We can guess what you're thinking about-GoogleCEO)
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To: ConservativeStatement
It's assault and battery. I'm no lover of unionism, but this calls for more than an apology.

3 posted on 07/22/2011 6:58:45 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Genoa
It's assault and battery.

A little over the top don't you think?

4 posted on 07/22/2011 7:00:40 AM PDT by frogjerk (Greedo did not shoot first.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

With the heat lamps on,should have given them a nice shower,with a fire hose to cool them off.


5 posted on 07/22/2011 7:01:07 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Genoa

Agreed.

Man, we disagree over this kind of thing, and suddenly some people think it’s ok to behave like animals.


6 posted on 07/22/2011 7:01:18 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: frogjerk

Not over the top. Where do you draw the line between a heat lamp and a fire hose?


7 posted on 07/22/2011 7:03:23 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Darkwolf377

If this was done to a prayer group of pro-lifers outside a ‘killing clinic’ it would be proclaimed as a ‘great move’.

But since the tables are turned there will be charges filed and management fired.


8 posted on 07/22/2011 7:04:14 AM PDT by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: frogjerk

Really lowering the bar on assault isn’t it.

If it had been winter they would have cried about them not being turned on.


9 posted on 07/22/2011 7:06:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Darkwolf377
It's been worse, the history of labor disputes is largely suppressed from history books, don't want the slaves to get restless agin’.
10 posted on 07/22/2011 7:06:14 AM PDT by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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To: George from New England

I don’t think anyone here would be calling it a great move if it were done to pro-lifers. I agree, the libs would say it was cool, but not many of them, and not out loud.

Someone should get fired over it. I wouldn’t care if these lamps were turned on pro-aborts. You don’t treat people this way. We’re better than that.


11 posted on 07/22/2011 7:06:28 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: listenhillary
Too stupid to move away from the heat lights?

Perhaps, but more likely the SEIU rep figured it would gain nationwide notoriety.

12 posted on 07/22/2011 7:06:57 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: de.rm

I’ve read about the issue and you are indeed correct. The killing and brutal behavior is available, though, I don’t see it being suppressed—just ignored.


13 posted on 07/22/2011 7:07:55 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: cripplecreek; frogjerk

The question is, did the picketers have a right legally to be there or not? If they didn’t have a right to be there, then they should have been evicted by the police. If they did have a right to be there, then they had a right to be free from being roasted by heat lamps.


14 posted on 07/22/2011 7:08:57 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Genoa

Actually, I think they were plugged in to AC outlets. They would not need batteries...


15 posted on 07/22/2011 7:09:05 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Genoa
Not over the top. Where do you draw the line between a heat lamp and a fire hose?

You are kidding, right? Please tell me you are joking with that ridiculous comment.

16 posted on 07/22/2011 7:10:19 AM PDT by frogjerk (Greedo did not shoot first.)
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To: Darkwolf377
You don’t treat people this way.

I used to work in a job that required me to enter IR ovens as part of the job. I guarantee they were a whole hell of a lot hotter than what these clowns felt.
17 posted on 07/22/2011 7:10:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: frogjerk

No joke. Assault is assault.


18 posted on 07/22/2011 7:11:02 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

They simply could’ve moved. Hyatt is probably so sick and tired of these unions and their idiotic demands they couldn’t help themselves.


19 posted on 07/22/2011 7:12:03 AM PDT by albie
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To: Genoa; cripplecreek

Roasted, come on.


20 posted on 07/22/2011 7:12:03 AM PDT by frogjerk (Greedo did not shoot first.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

They should have used dogs... fire hoses and tear gas.

LLS


21 posted on 07/22/2011 7:12:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: Genoa
No joke. Assault is assault.

Turning a heat lamp on is not assault. In the winter it would have been requested.

22 posted on 07/22/2011 7:13:21 AM PDT by frogjerk (Greedo did not shoot first.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“May I suggest using your nightstick, Officer?”


23 posted on 07/22/2011 7:13:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek

People swim in water and drink it, too, but I don’t think strikers should be sprayed from hoses.


24 posted on 07/22/2011 7:14:30 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: frogjerk
Roasted, come on.

OK then, toasted, cooked, reheated, whatever.
25 posted on 07/22/2011 7:14:36 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: dfwgator
"They're prolly just jews anyway".
26 posted on 07/22/2011 7:15:31 AM PDT by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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To: cripplecreek

I just serviced a series of TEC ovens a couple of weeks ago, that they ran until I arrived. After an hour of cool-down, they were still 150F and the print shop itself was probably 120F. But even exiting the oven, it felt like I was in a cool balmy atmosphere.

That was one of those days where I got home and my blue shirt and pants were white from the salt in my sweat.


27 posted on 07/22/2011 7:15:55 AM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: frogjerk

In the winter it would have been requested. In July it’s assault.


28 posted on 07/22/2011 7:16:17 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: cripplecreek
It was so bad...so brutal...

That they stayed there for "nearly an hour".

I'm guessing it would be as hot as me going outside of my house right now. (91 degrees at 10 AM)

29 posted on 07/22/2011 7:16:49 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Genoa

So therefore someone who goes to a tanning booth is getting assaulted.


30 posted on 07/22/2011 7:18:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Genoa
In the winter it would have been requested. In July it’s assault.

An annoying dirty trick, not assault. I would have just moved temporarily until the situation was resolved. But then that would be using common sense which many unions and union workers don't have these days.

31 posted on 07/22/2011 7:18:33 AM PDT by frogjerk (Greedo did not shoot first.)
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To: dfwgator

No, I think that would be voluntary. Dumb, but voluntary.


32 posted on 07/22/2011 7:19:06 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Darkwolf377

“but I don’t think strikers should be sprayed from hoses.”

Are they tiny strikers? munchkins? How do they get them in the hose?


33 posted on 07/22/2011 7:19:58 AM PDT by listenhillary (We know where you are. We know where you've been.We can guess what you're thinking about-GoogleCEO)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Not enough facts. What kind of “heat lamps” are these and why are they there at all? Was the protest occurring on a public sidewalk or Hyatt’s property? How much difficulty would it be to simply move to a different spot?


34 posted on 07/22/2011 7:20:29 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: listenhillary

for later


35 posted on 07/22/2011 7:21:36 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Genoa

Hyatt should buy them cases of cases of cold beer, coolers to sit on, patio umbrellas. Portable AC units should be mandatory for strikers, paid for by Hyatt of course. Massage therapists, psychological counseling...


36 posted on 07/22/2011 7:24:28 AM PDT by listenhillary (We know where you are. We know where you've been.We can guess what you're thinking about-GoogleCEO)
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To: frogjerk

I used to be a paint room foreman. During the summer it wasn’t unusual to look at the thermometer on a support beam in the center of the main floor and see readings of 130 degrees or more.

We used to push racks of parts into a gas fired “walk in” batch oven that I kept at 180 degrees. I had a 5 man crew that worked in near steady 150 degree heat just a few feet away from an infra red line oven.

I rotated everyone every two hours but only one of the jobs took them out of the heat for two hours. I the evil foreman on the other hand, spent my entire day in the heat and often skipped breaks because things needed to get done.

America, the T ball nation.


37 posted on 07/22/2011 7:25:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Genoa

I think it was a splendid idea nad rrqiures kudos vs an apology


38 posted on 07/22/2011 7:27:20 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: listenhillary

**crickets**


39 posted on 07/22/2011 7:27:51 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: listenhillary
Better yet, Hyatt should be forced to pay "undocumented immigrants" to protest by proxy for these poor, assaulted union workers.

Meanwhile, Hyatt should be required to put these poor, abused union workers in suites, with an open bar for all, at the expense of the hotel!

And if there is even one "person of color" in the group, a discrimination suit should be filed against Hyatt, for clearly racist heat lamp assault!

40 posted on 07/22/2011 7:29:29 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne

I’d go even further, and suggest Hyatt should turn their hotels into Section 8 apartments.


41 posted on 07/22/2011 7:30:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek
I remember working on a loading dock years ago in the unbelievably humid and hot New Jersey summer right near Newark. No breeze, no nuthin. Loading and unloading trucks. It was miserable but we all suffered thru it.
42 posted on 07/22/2011 7:31:32 AM PDT by frogjerk (Greedo did not shoot first.)
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To: Genoa

LOL
What, just how was this asshalt and battry? The heat lamps couldn’t have been THAT hot and no worse than slacker union slugs breaking a sweat sleeping on the job.


43 posted on 07/22/2011 7:34:01 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: esoxmagnum

I put a sign over the main entrance to my paint department that said “Welcome to Hell. Abandon all hope” with a smiley face skull and crossbones.

When the foreman in the assembly area had an extra whiny line worker complaining about heat, he would send them on a walk through of the paint department. When they came out the other side he’d say “Nice out here isn’t it?”.


44 posted on 07/22/2011 7:34:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: dusttoyou

Probably the first time the “workers” ever broke a sweat.


45 posted on 07/22/2011 7:36:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek

America, the T ball nation

Post of the day.


46 posted on 07/22/2011 7:39:13 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hypocrisy at its finest, FRiends:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0711/Hyatt_workers_and_Pritzkers_take_heat_in_Chicago.html


47 posted on 07/22/2011 7:41:14 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now that Weiner's gone . .time to get wid of Fwank)
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To: listenhillary
Hyatt should buy them cases of cases of cold beer, coolers to sit on, patio umbrellas. Portable AC units should be mandatory for strikers, paid for by Hyatt of course. Massage therapists, psychological counseling...

And as a way of further reparations, Hyatt should also hire the Zac Brown Band to play a private concert for them while they are on strike, as a way of saying sorry for assaulting you while you picketed our business.

48 posted on 07/22/2011 7:47:25 AM PDT by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that cannot trust you with guns?)
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To: Darkwolf377

“Man, we disagree over this kind of thing, and suddenly some people think it’s ok to behave like animals.”

Please clarify: I know of no documented cases of animals using heat lamps.


49 posted on 07/22/2011 7:47:53 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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“but I don’t think strikers should be sprayed from hoses.”

Are they tiny strikers? munchkins? How do they get them in the hose?

LOL!!!

50 posted on 07/22/2011 7:59:26 AM PDT by jimmyray
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