Update on Chicago Hotel Labor Dispute

SAA recently learned of a labor dispute involving UNITE HERE Local 1 (a hospitality workers union) and several Chicago-area hotels, including the Hyatt Regency Chicago, site of SAA's 2011 Annual Meeting. The union is calling for a boycott of these hotels. The boycott was not in effect when SAA signed the hotel contract. The SAA Council discussed the dispute at its January 27-30 meeting in Chicago because of the implications that it may have for the Society's 75th Anniversary conference, scheduled for August 22-27. Read more and comment here.