MaryAnn Hegner, a 23-year bartender in the Disneyland Hotel was unjustly fired last week. Union officials file charges with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming retaliation for her union activity.
Hegner said she was fired over Memorial Day weekend for allegedly using profanity on the job, an allegation she vehemently denies. When Hegner was hired, she was one of the first two female bartenders in the Disneyland Hotel.
A union that represents about 2,100 workers at Disneyland resort hotels has written a letter to directors of Comic-Con, warning that the popular convention may be caught in the middle of labor strife if it moves to Anaheim.
Comic-Con directors have said they have outgrown their home base at the San Diego Convention Center and are considering moving to either Anaheim or Los Angeles after 2012.
Joined by legendary activist Cleve Jones, hotel workers and their supporters celebrated Pride in Long Beach this past weekend, sponsoring a labor/LGBT coalition-building lunch and marching in the annual parade.
More than 70 UNITE HERE Local 11 members marched in Sunday’s parade, demonstrating workers’ support of the LGBT community. Marchers donned “Sleep With The Right People” t-shirts to promote the coalition of LGBT activists and UNITE HERE. The coalition was created to fight for the fair and equal treatment of all individuals.
LONG BEACH - Of the two City Council members who mounted unprecedented dual write-in campaigns for third terms in Tuesday's election, one has survived to a June runoff, but the other came up short.
In the final unofficial election results posted early today by the city clerk, 7th District Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga received 30.7 percent of 4,712 votes cast, putting her in second place in a field of five candidates.