Entries by Local878

AGREEMENT REACHED: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa is Open for Business

The Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa and UNITE HERE Local 878 have reached an agreement, ending a labor dispute that had persisted for ten years. In 2009, after being unable to come to agreement on a contract, workers voted overwhelmingly to ask the public not to “eat, meet, or sleep” at the Sheraton until the […]

UNITE HERE Applauds Anchorage’s Action to Protect Tourism Industry from Mold

New ordinance brands hotel mold a public nuisance ANCHORAGE, Alaska–UNITE HERE reminds hotel operators that a new city ordinance takes effect today that classifies hotel rooms with significant visible mold as a public nuisance. (Click here to read the full ordinance.) The ordinance passed the Anchorage Assembly unanimously last month. Alaska’s climate can make buildings […]

Legislators Pledge To Honor Hilton Boycott

Members of the Alaska State Legislature wrote to the owner of the Hilton Anchorage regarding the hotel’s recently settled State of Alaska office of Occupational Safety and Health citations and pledge to honor the ongoing worker-called boycott of the hotel. Signatories are Senator Bill Wielechowski (D–H), Senator Johnny Ellis (D–J), House Minority Leader Chris Tuck […]

UNITE HERE Local 878

UNITE HERE! Local 878 represents about 1,100 workers in the hospitality industries of Alaska. Local 878 members work at many job sites – including hotels, restaurants, food service outlets and laundries. Local 878′s parent union, UNITE HERE!, represents over 250,000 hotel, food service, and gaming workers throughout the US and Canada. In 2004, our UNITE […]