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 […]
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Visible and audible from the Fur Rondy Carnival on Third Avenue, today’s noontime rally brought dozens of local building trades workers in bright orange hard hats and Anchorage mayoral candidate Ethan Berkowitz to picket outside the Hilton.
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 […]
Employees who called attention to mold at the Hilton Anchorage won an important battle in their fight for safety on the job.
On January 6, 2015, the Hilton Anchorage settled citations from the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health agency.
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 […]
Wearing lab coats, rubber gloves, and dust masks, employees demonstrated outside the Hilton Anchorage to protest what they consider to be an insufficient response to their concerns about mold.