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Legends and UNITE HERE Sign Agreement over Worker Representation at Angel Stadium

ananheim legendsApril 8, 2014

UNITE HERE Local 11 announced Monday more than 900 food service workers at Angels Stadium have won union recognition. The cooks, stand attendants and servers and bartenders are employed byLegends Hospitality, which began operating concessions at Angle Stadium earlier this year.  UNITE HERE Local 11 now represents the employees.

The next step is for both sides to negotiate a contract for wages, benefits and working conditions.

 
Santa Monica Housekeeper Testifies in Favor of "Temp" Regulations

photo-8March 12, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Gladys Hernandez and her co-worker Maria Cortez toil at the same beachside hotel, scrubbing toilets, taking out trash and changing bed linens. But at $8.50 an hour, Hernandez earns a fraction of what Cortez brings home.

Though she has worked at DoubleTree Suites Hotel in Santa Monica for nearly two years, Hernandez is considered a "temp" worker. On Wednesday, March 12, she testified before the California State Assembly labor committee in favor of AB 1897 (Roger Hernandez, D), a bill designed to hold employers accountable for wage theft and other abuses when they use staffing agencies to supply workers. 

 
Women's workplace struggles could someday be her dissertation

cathy new1111By Steve Lopez, LA Times
March 1, 2014

Cathy Youngblood leaves home at 5 a.m., walks a mile in the dark and catches a Blue Line train at the Watts station. She transfers to the Red Line downtown, then boards a bus at Sunset and Vermont and gets to West Hollywood at 6:45, ready for her job as a hotel housekeeper.readmore

 
Los Angeles moves toward $15.37 wage for hotels

raise new111By Josh Eidelson, SALON.COM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

In a unanimous Tuesday vote, a Los Angeles City Council committee voted to authorize a study on nearly doubling the minimum wage for employees of large hotels in the nation’s second-largest city. readmore

 
DOUBLETREE WORKERS PROTEST FOR FAIR PAY

doubletree picketPosted by Peggy Clifford, Santa Monica Dispatch
February 19, 2014

Dozens of hotel workers and community members took to the streets yesterday outside the DoubleTree Suites Hotel in Santa Monica, protesting alleged California “break law” violations.

Housekeepers and servers say hotel manage- ment “piles on work,” forcing workers to miss 10-minute rest breaks.readmore

 
DoubleTree employees file labor complaint

santamonicapicketBy Kevin Herrera, Santa Monica Daily Press
February 18, 2014

DOWNTOWN — Housekeepers and servers employed by the DoubleTree Suites in Santa Monica said during a rally Tuesday outside of the hotel that their bosses pile on so much work that they miss their breaks and they want state and city officials to investigate.readmore

 

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