Local 878 Anchorage Hilton Rally, By Gene Christian, South Central Field Associate
APEA staff along with folks from the AFL-CIO joined Unite HERE, Local 878, and many other
Anchorage area locals, as they rallied together to picket at the Anchorage Hilton.
Local 878, who has been without a contract for 8 years, has suffered unsafe working conditionsincluding dangerous mold, which was discovered in 2014. In 2010, the Anchorage Hilton’s chief engineer wrote, “Our hotel is loaded with asbestos.”
Lead can also be found in aging buildings, and in October 2015, the Anchorage Hilton found that out of 174 samples of paint and glazing, 16 tested positive for lead.
Anchorage Council of Education – Alaska Run for Women
By Jennifer Madsen, South Central Field Representative
ACE was one of the many Porta-a-Potty sponsors for the 2016 Alaska Run for Women. As you can imagine with over 4,800 participants taking part in the 24th annual run, walk and stroll charity event for breast cancer, the potties become an important asset. The event highlights survivors, honors those that have lost their battles and brings awareness to breast cancer.
Susan Williams organized and chaired the ACE committee that decorated the Porta-a-Potty along with graphic designer and ACE member Pam Butcher. Lending support and a helping hand were Corinne McVee, Steve Brown and his family. Along with our volunteer Porta-a-Potty crew, ACE had many members participating in the event as well.