PLEASE HONOR THE BOYCOTT CALLED BY HILTON WORKERS.
The cleaners, cooks, dish washers, and kitchen, door, bar, bell hop, wait, laundry, and desk staff have asked that we honor the boycott they have called. The hotel employs many immigrants who are among the most vulnerable workers in the labor force. The Hilton workers already bear a significant part of the costs of the boycott they have called in lost shifts, tips, and overtime hours. They face the Blackstone Group, the world’s largest private equity "asset manager," which recently acquired Hilton and is now attempting to drive down costs. Blackstone insists on wage and benefit concessions. The workers have refused and have worked without a contract for more than a year. They are represented by UNITE HERE Local 2, a notably progressive union.
for information from the San Francisco hotel workers about their boycott and contract negotiations, see
VIDEOS of HILTON ACTIONS:
Support Economic Justice
for Hilton Workers.
Friday, January 7, 2011
12:25 to 12:45
Hilton Main Entrance
333 O'Farrell Street
Law Teacher Picket Line
(arrive at 11 a.m. to picket the
Hilton during the AALS Presidential Program)
for more information, and to volunteer to picket the Hilton with other law teachers during AALS events, please contact Karl Klare firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a temporary site maintained to help coordinate the efforts of law teachers seeking to support the workers at the Hilton Union Square Hotel in San Francisco. The occasion for its development is the decision of the American Association of Law Schools ("the AALS") to hold its Annual Meeting at the Hilton on January 5 - 8, 2011, despite the Hilton workers' request that customers boycott the h
otel. Law teachers Karl Klare, Gary Peller, and Mike Seidman are solely responsible for its content. This site is not affiliated with UNITE HERE, Georgetown University, Northeastern University, or any other organization. Its images were obtained from "Google Images."
PLEASE SUPPORT THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION THAT THE AALS AVOID HOTELS WITH LABOR DISPUTES.
AALS House of Representatives Meeting
Thursday, January 6, 2011, 5:15 p.m.
at the Parc 55...
All faculty are entitled to attend and speak.
To view a text of the Resolution introduced by Georgetown University Law Center and the Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law, and related documents, see
To view related documents that ad hoc groups of law professors and SALT have submitted to AALS regarding the Hilton Boycott, see Documents Submitted by Law Teachers Requesting that AALS Honor the Hilton Boycott
To view Hilton workers' appeals to the AALS, law school deans, and Annual Meeting speakers and program organizers, see Workers' Letters/Appeals
To see the organizations that have honored the Hilton boycott, see Organizations that have Honored the Hilton Boycott.pdf
for more information on the Resolution effort in the AALS House of Representatives,
THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN LAW TEACHERS ("SALT") WILL HOLD A TEACH IN ON THE HILTON BOYCOTT ISSUES:
Thursday, January 6, 2011, 4 p.m., Golden Gate Law School, 536 Mission Street
for more information, please visit