Gotta go with Denise on this one.  Well said kind lady.

On Feb 20, 2011 3:19 PM, "Denise Levy" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Micah, I use flownet to educate, share professional skills, reimbursement
> and contribute to technologist knowledge for better patient care. I
> personally do not feel you have chosen the right forum as a union
> rep. and will not read any more of your communications. I wish for a good
> resolution to both parties.
> Denise Levy
>
> cell 408-391-0837
> Saratoga, CA
> Ultrasound Professional Credentials
> RDMS, RVT
> Transcranial Doppler
> MISS Group, San Jose, CA
> 408-391-0837
> Skype denisevascular1
>
>
>
> On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Micah Ehler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Denise,
>>
>> I understand why you see it this way. Unfortunately the workers of the
>> Hilton Crystal City and my attempts of handling this privately was
>> unsuccessful. SVU leadership will not even meet or speak with the workers.
>> SVU refuses to even discuss the boycott and their use of the hotel. It is a
>> stressful situation for everyone, the workers who are struggling to take
>> care of their families, and SVU now being brought to make a decision of, do
>> we stand by our ethics and move? Do nothing and wait and see? Do we support
>> the workers struggle? Or, do we support the company by denouncing the
>> workers attempts of fighting for a fair contract?
>>
>> The workers and I have been attempting to have a meeting with the SVU
>> leadership since October of 2010. The respect was never given to us to even
>> have this discussion in a private setting.
>>
>> The reality of the situation is this. SVU has unfortunately booked their
>> conference @ a boycotted hotel. Boycotts mean rallies, picket lines and
>> other worker actions directed at the hotel that customers may find
>> disruptive and upsetting. SVU can take the lead and support the workers by
>> honoring the boycott. They have chosen not too. They can also make sure the
>> conference attendees experience is fulfilling by not putting their members
>> in a position of potentially having to cross picket lines. Unfortunately
>> this has not happened either.
>>
>> I am always open to ideas of how we as a community can work together. I am
>> happy to speak with you more on this issue.
>>
>> In Solidarity,
>> Micah Ehler
>> Unite HERE
>> 614-746-1145
>>
>>
>> On Sun, 20 Feb 2011 12:16:13 -0800
>> Denise Levy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Micah,
>>> This seems to me to be a private matter and please keep it that way.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Denise Levy
>>>
>>> cell 408-391-0837
>>> Saratoga, CA
>>> Ultrasound Professional Credentials
>>> RDMS, RVT
>>> Transcranial Doppler
>>> MISS Group, San Jose, CA
>>> 408-391-0837
>>> Skype denisevascular1
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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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>>>>
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>> In Solidarity,
>> Micah Ehler
>> Unite HERE!
>> Boycott Coordinator
>> 614-746-1145
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