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June 2019

News that PCMA CEO Sherrif Karamat, a Canadian citizen, has yet to obtain a post-hiring EB-2 Green Card, and that PCMA has posted his position on its job board, has led to a great deal of confusion at the association and in the industry. PCMA Chair of the Board of Directors Greg O'Dell updates Tyler Davidson on the situation.

June 2019

Workers at Miami International Airport (MIA), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) are striking to protest working conditions. Ramp and cargo workers, cabin cleaners and wheelchair attendants employed by Eulen America, an airline contractor for American Airlines and Delta, are protesting unfair labor practice complaints, unpaid wages and health and safety problems.

June 2019

Offer more engaging and immersive meetings experiences with six tips from the PCMA Foundation and Steelcase Event Experiences. Their robust report includes attendee feedback captured via live interviews at PCMA Convening Leaders 2019.

June 2019

Reno-based Eldorado Resorts and Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment are about to make history. On June 24, 2019, the companies announced they had entered into a definitive merger agreement that will result in the creation of the largest U.S. casino operator. Under the transaction, Eldorado will acquire Caesars for approximately $17.3 billion, including the assumption of outstanding debt.

June 2019

New Jersey will be the first state in the U.S. to require hotels to provide panic buttons for workers. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill June 11, 2019, that will require hotels with 100 guest rooms or more to equip hotel workers with wearable panic buttons, or employee safety devices (ESD), which can be pressed to get help in an emergency.

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