Policy for Selecting Annual Meeting Location

At their meeting on December 15th 2004, the AAA executive board passed a motion outlining guidelines for negotiations with venues for future annual AAA meetings. One provision requires that AAA will select only meeting facilities where workers are represented by a union. Given the importance of this decision, and in keeping with past practice in such matters, the executive board is asking the membership to vote on whether this policy should stand as is, or be modified by adopting a looser provision stating that AAA “strongly prefers” to meet in unionized facilities.

Arguments for a strict requirement for meeting in only union-represented venues include:

Arguments against keeping the stricter policy and in favor of a looser policy that “strongly prefers” to meet in unionized facilities include:

Please mark your ballot “Yes” or “No” on the following question:

Should the AAA meeting policy be modified from:

“AAA staff responsible for negotiating and administering meeting venue contracts shall select only meeting facilities whose staff are represented by a union.”

to:

“AAA staff responsible for negotiating and administering meeting venue contracts shall ‘strongly prefer’ meeting facilities whose staff are represented by a union.”

If you vote “yes,” you are voting that the AAA strongly prefers to meet in unionized facilities;

If you vote “no,” you are voting that the AAA must meet in unionized facilities.

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