Anchorage – The Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa (the “Hotel”) has filed a lawsuit against Unite HERE, Local 878 (the “Union”). The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Anchorage on September 23rd, seeks damages against the Union for interfering with the Hotel’s existing and prospective business relations and for defamation. In the filing, the Hotel documents the loss of more than $600,000 in revenue from groups cancelling meetings due to the Union’s alleged unlawful conduct.
“It is sad and unfortunate that the Union takes actions that are so clearly detrimental to the very workers they claim to represent,“ said Mary Villarreal, spokesperson for the Hotel’s management company.
“We believe the Union went well beyond a typical boycott by harassing and intimidating scheduled guests of the Hotel,” further commented Villarreal. “We intend to hold the Union accountable for the business the Hotel has lost.“