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  American Hotel & Lodging Association Releases New
Card Check Educational Video for Industry Employees




Washington, D.C., July 23, 2009 – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) released this week its newest video, “Stand Up,” to educate hospitality employees about what card check means in the workplace.   Card check is another name for the pending Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) legislation in Congress.

Education is crucial to alerting industry employees to the threat that EFCA poses to their workplace rights.  To further that goal, AH&LA has produced and released this 11-minute video for employees on card check, union organizing attempts, and the effect EFCA will have on these campaigns.

“Stand Up” helps answer many questions employees have about union organizing campaigns that can suddenly appear in a hospitality workplace.  The video is designed to be shown to a hotel’s hourly employees at employee staff meetings, training sessions, or during breaks.

“This video is an important new tool to use to educate a hotel’s staff about card check and the threat it poses to the lodging workplace,” said Marlene Colucci, AH&LA executive vice president for public policy.  “It will open their eyes to the many crafty methods used by today’s professional union organizers, and more importantly, arm them with the knowledge about their many rights and how to use them in the workplace to their advantage.”

The video can be downloaded for free in a high-resolution Windows Media format or purchased in DVD format via www.ahla.com/cardcheck.  It is also available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/ahlaforum, and on AH&LA’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/hotelassociation.  A Spanish-language version of the video will be available via AH&LA’s card check Webpage in the next two weeks.

Serving the hospitality industry for nearly a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom-line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.  For more about AH&LA, visit www.ahla.com.
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Contact:
Robert Baylor
American Hotel & Lodging Association
(202) 289-3153
rbaylor@ahla.com
http://www.ahla.com/ 
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