Speaker Profile

Cathy Youngblood


Cathy Youngblood has been housekeeper at the Hyatt Andaz in West Hollywood, CA for the past 3 years. A native of Ohio, before becoming a housekeeper, she slung steel in a GM auto plant for 13 years, as well as working in factories making potato chips and packing cosmetics. At the age of 59 she graduated from Cal State Dominguez Hills with degrees in Anthropology and African-American Studies. Cathy is currently touring the country as part of a campaign, Someone Like Me, calling on Hyatt to add a 13th member, a hotel worker, to its Board of Directors. Someone Like Me is part of a larger struggle for workers rights, respect and dignity for hotel workers across North America.

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