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Hotel Reservations

The 2016 Convention Headquarters for the American Studies Association Annual Meeting is the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th Street Denver, CO 80202.


The Hyatt Regency complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, its regulations, and guidelines.


WHEREAS, hotel union representation raises wages, supplies benefits, and protects worker dignity, thereby insuring that economic growth benefits a workforce often composed of people of color, and particularly women of color; and

WHEREAS, the American Studies Association’s decision to hold meetings in union or non-union hotels strengthens or weakens the ability of these workers and their unions to secure better working conditions and contribute to equitable urban growth;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Studies Association will adopt, as part of its standing rules, a policy of union preference in negotiating hotel and service contracts for the Annual Meeting and for any other meetings organized by the Association; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that those responsible for negotiating and administering said contracts shall, in accordance with this policy of union preference:

(A) select a union hotel and/or service provider if any such provider(s) respond(s) to a request for proposals; and

(B) take active measures to support workers in any labor disputes arising at a contracted hotel, such that meeting attendees will be not compelled to cross picket lines or violate a boycott; and

(C) add labor disputes to the standard escape clause in any ASA contract for convention hotels and meetings.

You can also learn more at http://www.fairhotel.org