Unite HERE Local 878 represents workers at several Anchorage hotels including about 200 at the Anchorage Hilton. Hilton workers have been fighting for a fair contract since August 2008, when their last contract expired. But Kentucky-based Columbia Sussex, which took over the Anchorage Hilton in 2006, has been dragging its feet as much as it can, while simultaneously imposing — unilaterally — new demands on the workers, including increased workloads without additional pay.
Hotel workers and their supporters will be marching today beginning at 4:30 PM from the Sheraton Anchorage at 6th and Eagle to the Hilton Anchorage. If you can, please join me in turning out today to show your support for these Anchorage workers and their families.
Background on what’s going on at the Hilton can be found in these posts:
- 9/25/09. “Unity & union-busting” by Melissa S. Green (Henkimaa).
- 9/28/09. “Hotel Workers Rising March: September 30” by Melissa S. Green (Henkimaa).
- 9/28/09. “Hotel Workers Rising; Why We Need to Get Involved” by John Aronno (Alaska Commons).