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Micah,
This seems to me to be a private matter and please keep it that way.



Denise Levy

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On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 8:22 AM, Micah Ehler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Vascular Professional,
>
>
> 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 housekeepers
> -       Failed to respect the right of long-term employees to work
> opportunities
> -       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 own
> hotel.
>
> 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
> dispute.
>
> If you would like more information on this campaign, please call Micah
> Ehler at 614-746-1145 and visit http://boycottcolumbiasussex.org/.
>
>
> In Solidarity,
> Micah Ehler
> Unite HERE!
> Boycott Coordinator
> 614-746-1145
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