“We call upon this place of business to repent and be redeemed, to turn from selfish and greedy ways to a way of business that benefits all – guests, workers, managers, corporate executives and investors.
I stand and speak to remind us all that the choices we make and the actions we take in this life, on this earth, are of ultimate concern. The way we live—as individuals, families, businesses, societies and nations—matters to God. God cares. God cares, intensely, about justice and righteousness in the workplace. God judges the unjust; God judges the greedy corporate executives and business managers who treat their employees unjustly. The Word of God calls out:
Do not heap up for yourselves piles of profits to satisfy your greed; rather, hear and heed
the voice of the prophets who speak the truth of God’s reign of justice for all.
We call upon this place of business to repent and be redeemed, to turn from selfish and greedy ways to a way of business that benefits all –investors, corporate executives, managers, workers, and guests.” – Pastor Petersen at the boycott Hilton vigil
Solidarity March & Rally with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
Thank you to everyone: who helped make this a great success, for your continued support of the workers and good jobs in Alaska, and the worker-called boycotts at the Sheraton Anchorage & Anchorage Hilton hotels.
It’s been over 3 long years since workers at the Sheraton and Hilton have had a wage increase
Chants of ‘What’s disgusting? Union busting! What’s outrageous? Poverty Wages!’ could be heard for blocks
Support the boycotts by not eating, sleeping, or attending meetings at these hotels until workers can resolve a fair contract with their Kentucky-based (Hilton) and Texas-based (Sheraton) employers.
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