The American Sociological Association pulled their 5000 conference attendees from two Chicago hotels that were scheduled to receive the guests in August during the annual affair. The announcement came one day before a planned Unite Here one-day strike. According to Sally Hillsman, the association’s executive officer, “our members have been concerned that we meet in hotels where workers are treated properly in terms of wages and other working conditions.
Unite Here manages a web site designed to steer guests away from hotels that either are not unionized, or are experiencing contract disputes. Perhaps a better use for the site would be for businesses owners to find non-unionized hotels upon which to bestow their patronage!