The American Sociological Association chose to pull its 5,500-attendee annual meeting out of Chicago due to continuing hotel labor disputes. The meeting has been relocated to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas August 20–23, one week later than it would have been held in Chicago. The ASA board voted in late December to cancel Chicago because hotel workers there have been without a contract since August 31, 2009. Talks between the union, Unite Here Local 1, and hotels have stalled. “Without any sign ...

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