Workers at Denver’s Hyatt Regency Hotel have voted to form a labor union. This could move Denver another rung up the ladder in its bid to host the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Labor groups have formally pulled their opposition to Denver’s bid, but today’s announcement only bolsters the city’s bid for the convention. “Everything seems to be falling into place,” said lawyer Steve Farber, a fundraiser for Denver’s host committee.
Democratic officials consider labor relations an important factor in choosing a convention site.
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper had a favorable reaction to the news:
“We are confident,” spokeswoman Lindy Eichenbaum Lent said, “this will continue because organized labor is at its best when workers get their fair share while simultaneously working hard to ensure the success of the enterprise.”