Counting Votes in Arizona
Election night wasn’t the end for Arizona voters. Over 600,000 votes weren’t counted statewide on November 6th and the days following saw demands from voters to count EVERY vote, including provisional ballots. Here’s the link to learn more Rachel Maddow \’Votes Please\’
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.
You can find more photos from the rally on our Facebook Page
Supporting Labor in Alaska
Texas-owned & managed Sheraton is not above the law!
Treat workers with dignity!
Respect Alaska job standards!
Settle Unfair Labor Practices Now!
Stop the appeals!
BOYCOTT SHERATON ANCHORAGE
Maria Hernandez and a group of housekeepers from the Sheraton Anchorage present a petition to the director of sales at the Sheraton Anchorage.
The housekeepers of the Sheraton Anchorage have been forced to do exhausting workloads for 2 years. The hotel continues to attempt to increase workloads to unfair levels.
Unite Here Local 878 led the first Union contingent to march in the Anchorage Pridefest, in Alaska.
About 25 people joined Local 878’s contingent, chanting “Same Struggle, Same Fight!” and “Equal Rights is a Human Right!”.
A big Thank You to those who came to march with us in the Pridefest’s “Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Pride” parade: AK AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA, Plumbers/Pipefitters 367 & Local 878 members. Alaska Central Labor Council sponsored this year’s Pridefest as well.
Thank you also to Patti Higgins & Jodie Dominguez for showing support for Labor within their contingents.
Check out this video from Unite HERE Local 878! Workers at the Sheraton Alaska who experienced harassment, intimidation, cut hours, unspecified job titles, loss of seniority and much more with new management in place.
For over three years Alaskan workers at the Hilton Anchorage have been fighting for affordable healthcare, safe workloads, job security protections, and reasonable wage increases in the face of out-of-state corporate employers, Columbia Sussex. Dozens of Community members came out, in spite of the not quite Spring temps, to Picket the Anchorage Hilton on May 3rd & show their support for Good Jobs in Alaska!
For over three years, Sheraton management has been breaking federal labor laws by enforcing sub-standard working conditions. Texas owned & managed Sheraton Anchorage was found guilty, by an Administrative Law Judge with the National Labor Relations Board of disciplining & threatening its employees, Alaskan workers, members of our community. The Boycott of the Sheraton Anchorage continues with strong showings of support from the residents on Anchorage & Alaska. This picket was held on April 15th, 2012