At Central Crime Zone Jon Jordan reported on a group that is, essentially, harassing authors planning to attend Bouchercon this fall by spreading incorrect information that the convention has been cancelled.
A more extensive explanation can be found on the Bouchercon blog,provided by Ruth Jordan.
In my experience, legitimate strikes involve picket lines with employees off the job. I have recently been to the Sheraton, to park there while downtown, and there is no picket line to cross. My impression is that everything is running smoothly at the Sheraton. Although I do not need to stay there for the convention, I have no cause for concern for those who will be staying there, or for the success of the convention. It seems clear to me that if there is a problem with the convention, it will be because of the harassment of the members of this group.
I mean, they're calling people up and telling them the convention is cancelled? Oh, I almost hope they decide to phone me...
Anyway, Bouchercon is on, and it's less than four months away, so if you haven't booked yet, you should.