American Studies Association joins the growing list of organizations that have decided to stand with housekeepers in calling on Marriott to go back to the drawing board when it comes to sustainability. Read their statement below.
Our organization, the American Studies Association, believes it is important to host our events at union hotels and convention centers. By being FairHotel Partners, we are able to support good, family-sustaining jobs in the communities we visit and to avoid labor disputes. We will decline the green choice program on behalf of our attendees any time we book with Marriott properties. We urge Marriott to design a sustainability program which does not hurt women workers.”
-Dr. John F. Stephens, PhD