The best way is to just ignore Micah and his message which has nothing to do
with vascular ultrasound. He just wants another platform for his labor
issues. I don't know how he was able to get on Flownet in the first place,
but it should never have happened.


Steve Haracznak, Executive Director

Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU)

4601 Presidents Drive, Suite 260

Lanham, MD 20706-4831

Tel. 301-459-7550 / Fax: 301-459-5651



SVU is the VOICE of the Vascular Ultrasound Profession since 1977


Make Plans Now to attend the 2011 SVU Annual Conference in Chicago, June
16-18, 2011


From: UVM Flownet [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:12 AM
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Subject: Re: Mr. Haracznak


Can we boycott Micah from this forum? Just wondering out loud.

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From: "Frankie Hamme" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, Feb 22, 2011 8:40 am
Subject: Mr. Haracznak
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This is totally unacceptable and an abuse of this list serve.

Francine Hamme
Director, Marketing and Communciations

-----Original Message-----
From: UVM Flownet [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Micah Ehler
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 8:50 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Mr. Haracznak

Dear Mr. Haracznak:

Since you address your email directly to me with copies to 
"everyone else on Flownet", I will respond in kind. It has 
been my persistent hope to open a personal line of 
communication with you and the SVU leadership so that we 
may discuss constructive steps SVU could take in light of 
its having booked its event at a hotel where there's an 
ongoing labor dispute. Instead of accepting my invitation 
to dialogue, you refused to engage. You now find it 
"regretful" that I have sought alternative means to 
communicate. I in turn regret not having had the chance to 
speak with you personally.

As I understand from your response on Flownet, you think 
it's okay to dishonor workers' calls for a boycott of 
their hotel because "there has been no disruption to any 
meeting being held there, hotel guests continue to arrive 
and depart without interruption, food and beverage 
deliveries are made without any problem" and etc. In other 
words, so long as the meeting isn't disturbed, let them 
eat cake.

That may be enough for you and it may be enough for some 
of your members. But other SVU members may feel 
differently, and should have the right to know that if the 
decide to stay at the Hilton Crystal City hotel they will 
spending their money at a hotel that refuses to deal 
fairly with its workers. Some may choose to stay 
elsewhere; some may choose not to spend money at the 
hotel; some may choose even not to come. Instead of 
attacking me, you should afford SVU members the 
opportunity to learn about our members' struggles and to 
give them the chance to choose whether to support them in 

I apologize if I offend some folks' sense of decorum by 
posting on this listserve. Our members are fighting to 
keep themselves and their families afloat. We fly their 
banner without apology.

In Solidarity,
Micah Ehler
Unite HERE!
Boycott Coordinator
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