Big Temporary Networks

Naslund, Steve SNaslund at
Tue Sep 18 21:12:39 UTC 2012

The trick is that there is no "right to work" if you are a guest at the
hotel.  You have no right to work on their property without their
consent.  In reality, the hotels do not want union headaches so that is
the way it goes.

Right to work only is in effect if an employer hires me and I do not
want to join the union.

Steven Naslund

-----Original Message-----
From: William Herrin [mailto:bill at] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:48 PM
To: Jo Rhett
Subject: Re: Big Temporary Networks

On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 4:11 PM, Jo Rhett <jrhett at>
> On Sep 14, 2012, at 8:53 AM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>>> Tech had a person managing the feed to DragonCon from the dedicated 
>>> room w/ the polycomm video conference system, for panels, in 
>>> addition to the actual union operator of the camera & such.
>> The camera ops had to be union?  Hmmm.  Ah, Chicago.  Yes.
> That has been true everywhere that Worldcon has been for a number of 
> years, excluding Japan.  Hotel union contracts generally forbid 
> activity being done by any non-union people, even if they are the 
> guests.

''A "right-to-work" law is a statute that prohibits union security
agreements, or agreements between labor unions and employers that govern
the extent to which an established union can require employees'
membership [...] as a condition of employment. Right-to-work laws exist
in twenty-three U.S. states,''

Bill Herrin

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