The American Sociological Association (ASA) will hold its 106th Annual Meeting August 20-23, 2011, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
ASA announced in December that it was moving its 2011 Annual Meeting from Chicago in response to a protracted labor dispute involving hotels in the city, including the two that had been scheduled to host the meeting. The contracts between Chicago union hotels and UNITE HERE Local 1 expired August 31, 2009.
Without any sign of an imminent resolution, the ASA Council voted unanimously to move the Annual Meeting because ASA could not guarantee that the facilities and environment for a successful meeting would be available.
Caesars Palace is a unionized facility with union contracts that do not expire until 2012.
Thank you for your commitment to the Association and for your support of the ASA 2011 Annual Meeting.
Sally T. Hillsman, PhD
American Sociological Association
A few hundred sociologists, floor shows, buffets, and strippers? What could go wrong?