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The Anchorage Hilton at one time was a cornerstone in our community. It was a place where workers were treated with dignity and respect. Once upon a time, for 30 years, the Hilton was good to its workers and helped make and keep Anchorage vibrant.

That all changed when Kentucky-based Columbia Sussex bought the hotel and started driving down Alaskan job standards, Anchorage families, and their ability to survive in our great state.

Since 2008, workers at the Anchorage Hilton have been fighting for affordable healthcare, safe workloads, job security, and reasonable wage increases in the face of an out-of-state corporate employer.

Columbia Sussex, owned by William J. Yung III, continues to hurt Alaska’s middle-class families by imposing unsafe workloads on workers at the Anchorage Hilton—especially in housekeeping, a profession with higher injury rates than coal mining. Cuts to healthcare coverage of workers and increasing employee contributions further burdens Alaska workers.

Anchorage Hilton workers, represented by UNITE HERE Local 878, have been attempting to negotiate with Columbia Sussex since July of 2008. The workers have been asking to maintain their working conditions and benefits listed in their long expired contract which guaranteed safe workloads, job security protections, regular wage increases, and affordable family medical insurance.

In May of 2009, Hilton workers overwhelmingly voted to place a boycott on their hotel. Workers are asking potential guests and fellow Alaskans to support their fight by not eating, sleeping, or attending meetings/events at the Hilton Anchorage until the boycott is over.

VIOLATORS OF THE HILTON WORKERS BOYCOTT

ALASKANS HURTING ALASKANS

Alaska Association of Nurse Anesthetists

  • AKANA Education Seminar & Annual Meeting 2/9/2013

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development

  • National Technical Advisory Meeting 4/17/2013
  • Curriculum & Alignment Spring 2013 3/11/2013
  • Alaska State Special Education Conference 2/2/2013

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

  • Board of Fish – Statewide Pacific Cod Meeting 10/18/2013
  • Joint Board of Fisheries & Game 10/12/2013
  • Board of Fisheries Statewide Finfish & Supplemental Issues 3/19/2013

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

  • Change Agent Conference 6/6/2013

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities

  • 2013 Alaska International Air Cargo Summit 8/26/2013

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

  • Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management 11/12/2013

Alaska Pharmacists Association

  • Alaska Pharmacists 2014 Convention 4/4/2014

Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium

  • Alaska Oil and Gas Infrastructure and Development Summit 6/3/2013

Alaska State Legislature

  • Council of State Governments 2014 8/9/2014

Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference

  • 2013 Alaska Surveying & Mapping Conference “Thinking Spatially” 2/18/2013

Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association

  • AWWMA’s Annual Statewide Conference 4/29/2013

Alaska World Affairs Council

  • “Health” Is It an Individual, Public or Social Issue? 11/22/2013
  • “I Can See Russia From Here: A Celebration of the Friendship Flight & 25 Years of an Open Border Between Two World Superpowers” 11/1/2013
  • “Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition” 10/18/2013
  • “Getting Alaska Back on the Global Energy Map” 9/27/2013
  • “Biking without Borders: Two Wheels, Six Continents & the Neglected Tropical Disease” 9/20/2013
  • “U.S. Leadership in an Emerging Arctic” 9/10/2103
  • “Inside the Mind of a Terrorist” 9/6/2013
  • The Betrayal of American Prosperity     5/3/2013
  • Exorbitant Privilege 4/19/2013
  • Autism: A Global Story 4/12/2013
  • Northrim Bank Oil & Gas Series 3/22/2013
  • The Obama Administration’s Pivot From the Middle East to Asia 3/8/2013

All Alaska Roundup

  • All Alaska Roundup 2/8/2013

Anchorage Association for the Education of Young Children

  • Anchorage AEYC Early Childhood Conference 1/31/2013

Anchorage East Rotary

  • Meeting/Luncheon 1/16/2013

Commonwealth North

  • Briefing by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski 8/29/2013
  • Great Teachers Equal Great Students: Learning from Int’l Leaders 4/25/2013

Dare to Care

  • 2013 Annual Gala Fundraiser 1/26/2013

GCI

  • USAD National Competition 4/28/2016
  • U.S. Academic Decathlon State Directors Summer meeting 7/17/2013
  • GCI Alaska 28th Academic Decathlon 2/14/2013

Iditarod Education Program

  • 2013 Winter Conference for Educators 2/25/2013

North Pacific Fishery Management Council

  • Winter Council Meeting 12/8/2014
  • Fall Council Meeting 10/6/2014
  • Spring Council Meeting 4/7/2014
  • Winter Council Meeting 12/9/2013
  • Fall Council Meeting     9/30/2013
  • Spring Council Meeting 4/1/2013

Ruffed Grouse Society

  • 21st Annual RGS Sportman’s Banquet 4/13/2013

UAA Arctic FASD Regional Training Center

  • FASD: Best Practices in the Last Frontier 5/22/2013

 

“OUTSIDERS” HURTING ALASKANS

American Astronomical Society

  • American Astronomical Society Convention 6/10/2013

American Institute of Professional Geologists – Alaska Section

  • AIPG Field Trip and National Executive Committee Meeting 5/2/2013

AMERIND Risk Management Corporation

  • 27th Annual AMERIND Conference & Trade Fair 9/24/2013

Association of Legal Administrators

  • Region 5 Conference & Expo   9/19/2013
  • Region 5 Conference Planning Meeting 3/23/2013

Career and Technical Student Organizations

  • 2013 Performance Based Assessment Conference 3/21/2013

Dentsply

  • Predictable Endontics Course   12/6/2013

Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association

  • 2014 HETL Conference: Innovative Learning-Scapes: e-Scapes, play-Scapes & more 5/31/2014

International Cryogenic Materials Conference

  • CEC/ICMC 2013 Cryo Expo 6/17/2013

International Economic Development Council

  • 2015 Annual Conference 10/4/2015

International Environmetrics Society

  • Statistics & Natural Resources 6/10/2013

International Epidemiological Association

  • 20th IEA World Congress of Epidemiology 8/17/2014
  • Pre Conference Course 8/16/2014

International Municipal Lawyers Association

  • 2014 Mid-Year Seminar 5/17/2014

International Society of Offshore & Polar Engineers

  • 2013 ISOPE Conference 6/30/2013

KLBJ News Radio 590 AM

  • 2013 Alaska Cruise/Tour Experience    7/7/2013

MAJ Designs

  • MAJ Runway – 2014 Spring Collection 11/16/2013

National Association of Secretaries of State

  • 2013 Summer Conference 7/18/2013

National Congress of American Indians

  • 2014 Mid Year Conference 6/8/2014

National Railway Historical Society

  • NRHS Convention 9/18/2013

Provident Vacations – Provident Travel

  • Alaska Iditarod 2014 Travel package 2/24/2014

Royal Caribbean Cruise International

  • 2013-2014 Host hotel  5/15/2013

Seismological Society of America

  • 2014 Annual Meeting   4/30/2014

Silversea Cruises

  • 2013-2014 host hotel   5/15/2013

Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers

  • 14th Annual Vendor Show and Training 4/24/2013

 

US Association for Energy Economics & International Association for Energy Economics

  • USAEE/IAEE North American Conference 7/28/2013

Vietnam Veterans of America

  • Conference of State Council Presidents Meeting 2/26/2014

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO IF YOUR GROUP IS VIOLATING THE BOYCOTT?

  1. Do not attend the event. We invite you to sign a boycott pledge (http://www.unitehere878.org/boycott-advisory/support-the-boycotts/)
  2. Inform Board and Committee members for your group, let them know why you are not attending.
  3. Let other members/attendees of your event know about the boycott. Share your vow to honor the boycott, Alaska workers and Alaska Job Standards, invite them to as well.
  4. Encourage your affiliated group to move their scheduled event in honor of the workers’ boycott and to not return to this hotel until the boycott is over.
  5. Share your pledge to honor the boycott and demand they treat Alaska’s workers with dignity and respect by resolving with them a fair contract. Write and/or call:

 

Anchorage Hilton

General Manager – Bill Tokman

500 West Third Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

[email protected]

907-272-7411

 

Columbia Sussex Corp

President – William J. Yung III

740 Centre View Blvd
Crestview Hills, Kentucky 41017
859-578-1100
[email protected]

 

Hilton Corp

7930 Jones Branch Drive

McLean, Virginia 22102

703-883-1000