Resolved: That the Sonoma State University (SSU) Academic Senate urge CSU Chancellor Timothy White to move the Fall 2014 Academic Conference to a non-boycott location; and be it further
Resolved: That the SSU Academic Senate request that the Academic Senate CSU and its leadership work to convince Chancellor White to move the Academic Conference to a non-boycott location; and be it further
Resolved: That the SSU Academic Senate urge the Academic Senate CSU to boycott the Academic Conference if it is held at the Hilton Long Beach; and be it further
Resolved: That the SSU Academic Senate urge the CSU to pledge to not use boycotted locations in the future; and be it further
Resolved: That this resolution be sent to the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Timothy White, the Statewide Academic Senate, campus presidents, campus senate chairs, the California State Student Association (CSSA), the CSU Alumni Association and the California Faculty Association.
For more information about the Academic Conference, see https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1557731.
For Unite Here representative Erin Carter’s comments at the September 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting, see: https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/board-of-trustees/past-meetings/2014/Pages/september-8-10-2014.aspx/. (scroll down to the sixth video, September 10, Part 2, Carter’s comments are at 28 minutes, 15 seconds in)
For more information about the Hilton boycott, see Leigh Shelton, “Organizing in Long Beach: Hotel Workers Seek a Voice in the Workplace” http://unitehere11.org/organizing-for-a-voice . The dispute is over what workers characterize as harsh workloads, lack of affordable healthcare and job security, and employer intimidation and harassment in response to union organizing activity.
For more information on Unite Here Local 11, see: http://unitehere11.org .