In 2006, Texas-based Ashford Hospitality acquired the 370-room downtown Sheraton Anchorage Hotel. Ashford has paired up with its hotel management company, Remington Hospitality Services, to carry out a brutal anti-union campaign that is singularly out of step with the history of cooperation between the hotel owners and workers who have built our successful tourism industry in Alaska.

Since 2009, Sheraton workers have been struggling to protect their benefits, their working conditions and their union from the employer’s egregious assaults.  To date, this high-profile labor dispute has been marked by the filing of over 40 unfair labor practice charges, two lengthy National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearings against Ashford TRS Nickel LLC (the actual owner of the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa), two meritless federal lawsuits filed by the hotel (one against the Union, one against the NLRB itself), an ongoing boycott, frequent picket lines and an overwhelming amount of Anchorage community support.

In the most recent ruling, Judge John J. McCarrick found that Remington Lodging & Hospitality (“Remington”), the Texas-based corporation that operates the Sheraton Hotel, unlawfully (1) interrogated and surveilled its employees, (2) threatened to call the police on its own employees if they exercised their rights, (3) disciplined numerous employees for exercising their rights, including unlawfully firing three employees in retaliation for their having supported of Local 878, (4) maintained and enforced unlawful policies restricting worker rights, (5) banned union representatives from its property, and (6) unilaterally implemented numerous changed policies without first bargaining about those changes with the Union, among many other violations of the law.

While workers are pleased with this latest court ruling in their favor, they want to remind the public that their struggle is not over and that they continue to ask the community to boycott the Sheraton Hotel until the dispute is resolved

VIOLATORS OF THE SHERATON WORKERS BOYCOTT

ALASKANS HURTING ALASKANS

Afognak Native Corporation

  • Anchorage Shareholder Information Meeting 3/22/2013

Alaska Administrator Coaching Project

  • Institute Three  1/17/2013
  • Institute One 10/10/2013
  • Institute Two 11/14/2013
  • Institute Three 1/16/2014

Alaska Airlines

  • Interviews 1/8/2013

Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals

  • 2013 Alaska Principals’ Conference 10/13/2013

Alaska Broadcasters Association

  • ABA 2013 Convention 10/17/2013

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development

  • 22nd Annual Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference 2/2/2013
  • 29th Annual Bilingual Multicultural Education/Equity Conference 11/20/2013

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

  • Alaska Board of Fisheries 1/14/2013
  • Board of Fisheries Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Finfish 1/15/2013
  • Board of Fisheries Alaska Peninsula/Aleutian Islands Finfish 2/26/2013
  • Board of Fisheries Statewide King & Tanner Crab & Supplemental Issues 3/17/2014

Alaska Family Child Care Association

  • 24th Annual “For the Love of Kids” Child Care Conference 4/10/2013

Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority

  • 2013 Rural Energy Conference 4/29/2013

Alaska Masons

  • 32nd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge 2/6/2013
  • 33rd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge 2/4/2014

Alaska Medical Group Management Association

  • AKGMA 2013 Annual Conference 4/3/2013
  • AKGMA 2014 Annual Conference “Expose Your Knowledge” 4/2/2014

Alaska Miners Association

  • Alaska Miners Association 2013 Annual Convention & Trade Show 11/4/2013

Alaska Peer Support Consortium

  • Alaska Peer Partnerships 2013 Conference 4/8/2013

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

  • Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Board Meeting 5/22/2013
  • Special Board of Trustees Meeting 7/18/2013

Alaska Regional Hospital

  • Certified Emergency Nurse Review – Block One 10/3/2013
  • Certified Emergency Nurse Review – Block Two 10/7/2013

Alaska State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management

  • 2014 Alaska State HR Conference 5/12/2014

Alaska Telephone Association

  • 2013 Associate Member Showcase 10/23/2013
  • 2014 Associate Member Showcase 10/22/2014
  • 2015 Associate Member Showcase 10/21/2015

Alaska Travel Industry Association

  • 1st International Tourism Fair Russia-Alaska 8/26/2013

Alaska Tribal Technical Working Group

  • 11th Annual Alaska Tribal Transportation Symposium 3/25/2013

Alaska UAS Interest Group

  • Alaska UAS Interest Group’s Annual Meeting  5/1/2013

Alaska Village Initiatives

  • Rural Small Business Conference 2/12/2013

Aluetian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc

  • Capture the Culture Gala Auction 3/16/2013

Anchorage Concert Chorus

  • All You Need is Love…a Melody of Sweets & Wine 5/3/2013
  • All You Need is Love…a Melody of Sweets & Wine 4/25/2014

Donna’s Corner

  • 14th Annual Bridal Spectacular 1/12/2013

Friends of NRA – Alaska

  • Alaska State Friends of NRA 11/2/2013

Hospice of Anchorage

  • Hospice of Anchorage 2013 Heroes of Healthcare 5/4/2013

Lutheran Social Services of Alaska

  • Harvest of Hope Auction 11/15/2013

Premier Alaska Tours

  • Land Tour Package Host Hotel 2013/2014

Mayor’s Marathon

  • 2013 Marathon Expo & Bib Pick Up 6/21/2013

The Anchorage Robert Burns Appreciation Society

  • The Haggis Basher’s Ball & Burns Supper 1/26/2013

United Church of God Anchorage

  • Festival of Tabernacles  9/19/2013

World Trade Center Alaska

  • Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon 1/10/2013

Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association

  • Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association – Meeting 1/14/2013

“OUTSIDERS HURTING ALASKANS”

American Association of Medical Dosimetrists

  • Region 1 Meeting 8/16/2013

American Astronomical Society

  • American Astronomical Society Convention 6/10/2013

Bass Pro Shops – Alaska Outpost Store

  • Bass Pro Shop Anchorage Job Fair 7/15/2013

Best Western International, Inc.

  • Best Western International 2013 District II Meeting 5/21/2013

BP Exlporation, Alaska

  • Contractor Away Day 2/25/2013

Health Care Compliance Association

  • Health Care Compliance Association’s Alaska Regional Annual Conference 2/28/2013

International Association of Railway Operating Officers Inc.

  • International Association of Railway Operating Officers’ Board Meeting 5/20/2013

International Shotokan Karate Federation, Alaska Region

  • 2014 ISKF National & Collegiate Karate Championships 10/25/2014

International Society of Automation

  • 16th Arctic ISA Exhibit & Symposium 3/27/2013

International Society of Offshore & Polar Engineers

  • 2013 ISOPE Conference 6/30/2013

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated

  • Jack and Jill of America Far West Regional Conference 7/23/2013

Lavish Lashes LLC

  • 1 Day Product Workshop 8/18/2013
  • 1 Day Product Workshop 9/22/2013
  • 1 Day Product Workshop 10/20/2013
  • 1 Day Product Workshop 11/17/2013
  • 1 Day Product Workshop 12/22/2013

National Fire Protection Association

  • Western Regional Fire Code Development Committees 9/24/2013

Norwegian Cruise Line

  • 2013-2014 Cruise Anchorage Host Hotel 5/15/2013

US Association for Energy Economics & International Association for Energy Economics

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

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary 17th District

  • District 17 Auxiliary Training Summit & Awards Banquet 2/22/2013

 

 

 

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:

Sheraton Anchorage

General Manager Jon Kranock

401 East 6th Avenue

Anchorage, AK 99501

(907)276-8700

jon.kranock@sheratonanchorage.com

 

Ashford Hospitality Trust

President and CEO Monty J. Bennett

14185 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1100

Dallas, TX 72254

(972) 778-9452

 

Remington Hospitality Services

Rob Haiman
Senior Vice President
(972) 778-9312
roberthaiman@remingtonhotels.com

 

Sonny Sra
Senior Vice President
(214) 207-3041
sonnysra@remingtonhotels.com

 

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

(203) 964-6000