Can we just let this go please? This gentleman has not responded in a long time, I think he got the message but many others continue to write rebuttals. I for one am tired of seeing these in my inbox. Why doesn't everyone just take a deep breath, count to 10 and then let's all get back to our important work and stop worrying about this? Just my opinion.
From: UVM Flownet [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bill Wilson
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:06
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Subject: Re: SVU - Education Seminar @ the HIlton Crystal City
Furthermore; Mr. Ehler, You cite the following disputes as reasons we should
boycott this Hotel.
implemented changes that have:
- Increased the cost of health insurance
- Increased the workload of already-overworked
- Failed to respect the right of long-term employees to
- Eliminated sick days & the union pension plan.
What we don't know, (nor do many/most of care in re: to where this
conference is held) is why many/all of these issues seem to be so hard to be
negotiated as to have come to this impasse. Perhaps due to other
issues/circumstances (such as new government regulations) have created a
further burden on the company that necessitates that some of the related
expenses be passed on to the employees. Perhaps other circumstances have
resulted the need for new policies. These circumstances we are not aware of,
nor do we wish to become involved in in this particular situation!!
OK, I am finished.
I stand with Steve (Mr. Haracznak) on this matter!! There are too many
mitigating factors to list here on the side of SVU and the Hotel, as well as
arguments both on the side of the Hotel management and the union.
of whether SVU knew about the labor dispute or not, should have no affect on
where a meeting is scheduled. It should be scheduled at the facility that offers
the best and most cost efficient facility for the event!! Matters between the
Venue management and their vendors or other organizations they do business
with (like unions) is there business, as long as they proved the needed services
as contracted to OUR satisfaction!!
Mr Elher, what you have done is OUT-OF-BOUNDS. Move on!!!
On Sun, 20 Feb 2011 11:22:39 -0500, Micah Ehler <[log in to unmask]>
>The Society for Vascular Ultrasounds 2011 Legislative,
>Regulatory & Reimbursement Issues Conference is being held
>@ the Hilton Crystal City this November 4th � 5th. The
>workers of the Hilton Crystal City have called for a
>boycott of their own hotel because they have been without
>a union contract since April 2006 and Columbia Sussex
>Corp., the current owner and operator of the Hilton, has
>implemented changes that have:
>- Increased the cost of health insurance
>- Increased the workload of already-overworked
>- Failed to respect the right of long-term employees to
>- Eliminated sick days & the union pension plan.
>I have been attempting to open a dialogue with the
>Executive Director, Steve Haracznak, and Missy McLean, the
>Director of Membership & Meetings, in hopes SVU would
>consider honor the workers� call for a boycott of their
>Instead of taking the lead on this issue, SVU has
>responded by saying it ��will not be able to find
>alternate meeting space in any event, even if it wanted to
>terminate its contract with the Hilton�� Because of SVU�s
>unacceptable position and apparent lack of action we are
>now asking those who may be attending this conference to
>not attend if SVU continues ignoring the workers� call for
>a boycott of their own hotel.
>We are also asking for the Vascular Community to contact
>Steve Haracznak @ 301-459-7550 and urge him to support the
>workers of the Hilton Crystal City by moving November�s
>Conference to a location that is not subject to a labor
>If you would like more information on this campaign,
>please call Micah Ehler at 614-746-1145 and visit
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