3 Steps to Avoid Labor Disputes and Support Hotel Workers

  1. Use the Union Hotel Guide to find socially responsible union hotels and avoid boycotted hotels across the U.S. and Canada. It is also available as an iPhone app (search for “UNITE HERE”).
  2. Insist on protective language in your event contracts that will allow your organization to honor boycotts and avoid labor disputes without penalty.  Many organizations are now using contractual language that addresses the full range of labor dispute possibilities, and indemnifies groups for meeting cancellations caused by labor disputes. With the right language, you should be able to cancel your meeting contract without penalty in the event of a labor dispute. Click here to download the model protective language.
  3. Contact the Informed Meetings Exchange—INMEX—to plan your next meeting.  They are a full service, socially responsible event planner with 25 years in hotel management experience. INMEX clients can choose from a wide variety of services, including site selection, housing services, contract negotiation, and convention management.  Many of INMEX’s services are free, and they have a 100% success rate at getting protective language in their contracts.