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ANCHORAGE — The Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa has filed a complaint with the Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) after General Manager Denis Artiles received death threats over a four-hour period on June 2nd. Eggs were thrown on Artiles’ door, and then he received numerous death threat phone calls between approximately 1:30 and 5 a.m. on Wednesday. This is the second time Artiles has received death threats, the first time was in March this year. Both incidents have been reported to the Anchorage Police Department.

Also last week, the Sheraton lost a key contract when the Louisiana Center for Women & Government cancelled its National Leadership Summit that was scheduled to be held at the hotel June 3-5. The meeting moved to the Anchorage Downtown Marriott (a non-union hotel) after event organizers wrote a letter to the Sheraton stating that  “panelists/speakers and attendees received threatening phone calls from the labor union coordinator on May 25…”

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