Today's Date: December 2, 2021
Goalsetter Secures $15 Million in Series A Funding to Expand and Transform Access to Financial Education in America   •   Project Accessible Oral Health Promoting Equal Access to Oral Care for People with Disabilities   •   Igloo Unleashes Two New Monster Jam® Playmate Coolers!   •   Arizona Non-Profit Honored at Greater Phoenix Urban League Annual Event   •   Varada Consulting CEO and Founder Tori Draude Recognized on 2021 Forbes Next 1000 List   •   Crumbl Cookies, Now the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Gourmet Cookie Company, to Open in Nashua North, New Hampshire   •   BNC Reaches Carriage Agreement With Cox Communications   •   Leading Financial Services Firms and Industry Resource Organizations Join Together to Increase Diversity and Equity   •   Wells Fargo Reaffirms Commitment to the Hispanic Community with a $2MM Gift for the National Museum of the American Latino   •   100 Thieves Raises $60 Million in New Funding to Expand Its Business and Continue Elevating Gaming Culture   •   Vince Announces Reporting Date for Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results   •   Autism Speaks renews call for significant increase in funding for research and services to support the 2.3% of U.S. children wit   •   Dresdner Robin Completes Work on 21,700-Square-Foot Veterans' Housing Complex in Jersey City   •   Avert Holiday Anxiety and Depression with Self-Care   •   Horizon Therapeutics plc Makes $100,000 Seed Donation to Support Fundraising Efforts to Renovate Emmett Till’s Home into a   •   National Beverage Corp. Again Enriches the Holiday Season With a Special Cash Dividend   •   Violence impacts over 700,000 children due to school closures in Cameroon   •   Okcoin Announces $1M Commitment to Bring More Women into Crypto, Randi Zuckerberg as Inaugural Brand Advisory Council Member   •   Distilled Spirits Council Kicks Off Holiday Season with Launch of New Alcohol Education Website: StandardDrinks.org   •   To Support the Advancement of Women’s Athletic Programs, T-Mobile Donates $700,000 to SEC Schools at T-Mobile SEC Champion
Bookmark and Share

Global Union Challenges Invitation Of British National Party to White Supremacist Conference

 


Union Urges U.S. Hotel to Reconsider Hosting Meeting

  
 

Leaders of the largest trade unions in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Caribbean and Canada are protesting the decision of a large hotel chain to host a conference where the leader of the far right British National Party (BNP) Nick Griffin is scheduled to speak.

In a letter sent this week to the Westin Hotel, Workers Uniting expresses deep anger about the decision to allow an individual whose views are so offensive to so many to address a white supremacist conference on its premises.

The Westin Hotel chain has over 160 hotels and resorts worldwide. Workers Uniting, the worldÂ’s first global union representing more than three million working people is a partnership between Unite from the United Kingdom and the United Steelworkers (USW) from the United States, Caribbean and Canada.

Unite General Secretaries Derek Simpson and Tony Woodley and USW International President Leo Gerard say in the letter:  “Workers Uniting is appalled that the Westin would allow an individual whose views are so offensive and abhorrent to many to hold a public address on its premises.

“You should be aware that (in the UK) a court order was made against the BNP on the grounds that their membership requirements discriminated on grounds of, among other things, race. In 1996, Griffin received a nine-month prison sentence (suspended for two years) after being found guilty of distributing material likely to incite racial hatred. As well as this, Griffin is reported to have referred to the Holocaust as the 'Holohoax'.”

Simpson, Woodley and Gerard are urging the hotel management to reconsider their decision in order to avoid serious reputational damage to their business. For the full text of the letter, visit www.workersuniting.org or click here.

The leader of the British National Party, Nick Griffin, is due to be the keynote speaker at the “American Renaissance” conference February 19 -21. The conference is scheduled to be at The Westin Washington Dulles Airport, 2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, Va. 20171.

The USW represents 850,000 workers in the U.S. and Canada employed in the industries of metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining and the service sector. For more information:www.usw.org/.

Unite is the UKs biggest union with over two million members. Unite represents working people in manufacturing, banking and insurance, healthcare and science, and the voluntary sector. For more information: http://www.amicustheunion.org/.

Contacts: Saba Mozakka, Unite, London, 020 7420 8916, saba.mozakka@unitetheunion.com
               Connie Mabin, USW, U.S.A., 412-562-2616, cmabin@usw.org

###



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News