Updates

April 15, 2015

From walkthrough inspection of Hilton Anchorage
[Click here to see more images and download the Walkthrough Inspection Report]

March 6, 2015

Union hires building inspector to investigate for conditions that could be conducive for mold.

[Click here to read UNITE HERE Local 878’s press release]

January–February 2015

Members of the Alaska State Legislature write to the owner of the Hilton Anchorage regarding the recently settled AKOSH citations and pledge to honor the ongoing worker-called boycott of the hotel. Signatories are Senator Bill Wielechowski (D–H), Senator Johnny Ellis (D–J), House Minority Leader Chris Tuck (D–23), Representative Scott Kawasaki (D–1), Representative Max Gruenberg (D–16), Representative Andrew Josephson (D–17), and Representative Matt Claman (D–21).

January 6, 2015

Hilton Anchorage settles state health citations focused on the hotel’s duty to conduct a workplace hazard assessment and to select proper protective equipment for employees. The hotel did not admit to violating the cited regulations. [Click here to read the Informal Settlement Agreement with the Alaska Occupational Health and Safety agency.]

December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014: Hilton Anchorage cited for allegedly violating state workplace safety laws
The Hilton Anchorage disputed the allegations. See information above about the January 6, 2015 settlement.

December 3, 2014

Hilton Anchorage provides October 23 and November 12 mold testing results to Union. Hotel management says Room 1030 where Stachybotrys was reported is out of service and outside contractors will perform the remediation. [Click here to download the letter from the Hilton Anchorage]

November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014: Testing still shows Stachybotrys in Room 1030
Room 1030 shows a “mold score” of 213 out of 300. In the hotel’s test results, this score indicates a “moderate likelihood of indoor fungal growth.” [Click here to download the test results from the Hilton Anchorage]

October 31, 2014

Hilton Anchorage management provides the Union with mold testing results, but does not include October 23 results where it found Stachybotrys spores. [Click here to download the letter from the Hilton Anchorage]

October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014: Stachybotrys detected in Room 1030
Room 1030 showed a “mold score” of 299 out of 300. In the hotel’s test results, this score indicates a “high probability that the spores originated from inside, presumably from indoor mold growth.”
[Click here to download the test results from the Hilton Anchorage. Click here to learn more about Stachybotrys.]