February 17, 2018

ALA Joins Informed Meetings Exchange To Monitor Labor Action

By LJ Staff

The American Library Association (ALA) recently took another step to avoid the kind of disruption that resulted from a strike at the Annual Conference headquarters hotel in San Francisco in 2001. ALA has subscribed to the Informed Meetings Exchange (INMEX), which researches and analyzes the hotel industry regarding labor issues. ALA executive director Keith Fiels said, "INMEX will be useful to the ALA because it will help ensure that we’re holding our future meetings, conferences and conventions in locations that are free from labor disputes. By working with INMEX, we can make sure that the dollars we spend on hotels will go to corporations that are respectful of the collective bargaining rights of their workers." INMEX was founded in June 2006.