- The Hotel meets with the Union in Anchorageto commence discussions on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
- The existing CBA is set to expire at the end of February 2009. The Parties extend the existing CBA to March 28, 2009.
- The parties exchange CBA proposals and agree to extend the existing CBA to April 28, 2009.
- The Hotel meets with Union inAnchorageto continue negotiations. The existing CBA is extended to July 31, 2009.
- The Hotel sends theUniona revised CBA. The parties meet inDenverto continue negotiations. The existing CBA is extended to August 31, 2009.
- The Hotel sends theUniona final proposed CBA. TheUnioninforms Remington it needs 20 to 30 more days to review the final proposal. The existing CBA expires on August 31, 2009, and the parties make no agreement to extend the existing CBA.
- The parties conduct a teleconference conference, and the Hotel reiterates that its last proposal is final. The Hotel notifies theUnionthat an impasse on contract negotiations has been reached. Both parties file Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges against the other for refusing to bargain in good faith.
- TheUnionpickets outside hotel on October 23, 2009.
- TheUnionimplements a boycott against the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa.
- TheUnionprovides its first complete CBA proposal.
- The parties meet inAnchorageto discuss the Hotel’s proposedAETNAhealth plan. The Hotel declares impasse on the issue and implements theAETNAplan, effective May 1, 2010.
- Sheraton Anchorage General Manager sends a letter to Unite HERE Local 878 banning Union Representative Daniel Esparza from the property after he harasses employees.
- TheUnionthreatens Hotel clients, which results in the cancellation of events at the Hotel and a loss of substantial revenue.
- A majority of Sheraton Anchorage Hotel employees sign a petition stating they no longer want to be represented by theUnion.
- Sheraton employees are notified in a letter from theUnionthat their Union pension benefits are cut by 40 percent because of significant fund problems with the pension.
- Sheraton Anchorage Hotel General Manager receives death threats.
- The hotel files more unfair labor practice complaints with the National Labor Relations Board.
- The Union holds a rally in front of the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, in conjunction with a visit toAnchoragefrom the AFL-CIO President.
- A hearing on theUnion’s alleged s unfair labor practice charges begins in front of National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Meyerson (ALJ Meyerson).
- Sheraton Anchorage Hotel employees file a Decertification Petition with the NLRB, asking for a secret ballot election to vote to no longer be represented by theUnion.
- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Fund comes to the defense of Sheraton Anchorage Hotel employees and files a motion to intervene in the NLRB proceedings.
- The Sheraton Anchorage Hotel files a lawsuit against Unite HERE, Local 878 seeking damages for interfering with existing and prospective business relations and for defamation. The hotel documents more than $600,000 in lost revenue as a result of Union actions.
- The hearing concludes after 40 days of testimony in front of ALJ Meyerson.
- ALJ Meyerson rules the Hotel negotiated in good faith and rejects numerous ULP allegations made by theUnion. ALJ Meyerson also issues recommendations that the Hotel disagrees with, and the Hotel will be challenging those to the Board in D.C.
- The Hotel files its Exceptions Brief to the NLRB seeking reversal of the incorrect recommendations made by ALJ Meyerson.