Dates and Places of Future
Update on Labor Dispute at Hyatt:
At its 2012 business meeting, the representatives of the American Literature Association agreed unanimously that the organization would not meet at any hotel that was involved in a union boycott.† Because of that I have told the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco that we could not meet in their hotel again until its labor dispute was settled and there was a new contract with the union.† I also told them that we needed two years to plan our conferences and that we could therefore not meet in their hotel in 2014 and would also have to cancel our 2016 contract if the labor dispute was not settled by 2014. After some very unpleasant discussion, the hotel agreed to defer the 2014 contract to 2018.† Our assumption is that the labor disputes will be settled within the next two years; if they are not, we will have to revisit these issues.
I hope to announce the location of our 2014 meeting within the next couple of months.† I hope to be able to select a hotel that is on the unionís list of recommended vendors in an attractive city during our usual Memorial Day weekend.† ††Thank you for your understanding and patience.
2013: Boston, MA. May 23-26, 2013
2014: Washington, D.C.† May 22-25, 2014
2015: Boston, MA. May 21-24, 2015
2016: Date and Location to be Determined
2017: Boston, MA. May 25-28, 2017