Resort Unions Start Campaign Blitz for Measure L, Aitken for Mayor and Moreno Re-Elect

The Anaheim Resort unions have kicked off their formal political mail campaign to pass Measure L, which would spike the minimum wage at targeted Resort businesses to $18 an hour by 2022 – the highest in the nation. This mailer landed today:

Note the unions repeat the false claim that Measure L applies to the Disneyland Resort. Then again, truthfulness has never been a strength of UNITE-HERE Local 11 and its hangers-on.

Taking a page from Larry Agran’s playbook in Irvine, the Resort unions are using Measure L as an independent expenditure vehicle for promoting their endorsed candidates: Ashleigh Aitken for mayor and the re-election of their current champion on the council, Jose F. Moreno.

The Resort unions have spent $624,000 thus far on their Measure L efforts. While Councilman Moreno is fond of decrying the political influence of special interests, his silence about big spending by the unions speaks volumes about the selectivity of his outrage – especially since he is a beneficiary of their largess.

UNITE-HERE Local 11, working with allies like Moreno and vassals like OCCORD, in 2012 helped launch a political initiative to capture Anaheim city government. Shifting council elections to a by-district basis was the first step. Electing close ally Jose F. Moreno to the council was the next step. Re-electing Moreno and ensconcing Aitken in the mayor’s seat is the next. Electing a progressive Democrat in District 4 – and maybe District 1 – in 2022 will be the next phase. By that time, maybe even the benighted remnant who blocked an OC GOP endorsement of Harry Sidhu and Trevor O’Neil will wake up and smell the coffee.

18 comments

  1. Oh, I’m smelling that coffee, and it is good!

    • A little Rum in there too Vern?

      • No, but are you wondering like I am – what is Denise Barnes doing making beds on this mailer? This confirms all KINDS of conspiracy theories!

        • That is not Denise Barnes and it confirms what kind of person you are for even joking that it is. No conspiracy theory in the articles here though. Maybe you don’t like the facts.

      • Wow, now “mhha” is hoping that the Denise-resembling housekeeper loses her job for exercising her first amendment right to appear on a political mailer. Some of you people really are actual fascists, aren’t you?

        #SoUnamerican

        • vern: There is an agreement that those working at Disney enter into when beginning their employment. It is a condition of employment. What does an individual expect to happen? Where was the picture taken? On the job and in uniform then plastered all about in an add campaign against her employer. No where did I say I hope she loses her job. I hope she does not. No one allowing this picture should be surprised if there were consequences though.

          You just tried to deflect your poor choice of saying it was Denise Barnes, which I pointed out and said it was not funny.

          I guess you deem it to be not American to make a factual statement. It is fact I am sorry that you do not want to face it though.

          I am very American, no fascist and you are…When you go low, I will not.

          • The fact you pointed out it was not Denise Barnes means two things:

            1. You can’t even tell when people are making a joke, and hence you are not qualified to say if that joke is funny or not.

            2. That not only do you make the same comment over and over as “mhha,” but you also write under other names here, such as “Anaheim Joe.” Could the actual people who comment on this blog perhaps be counted on one hand?

        • If the woman in the picture “is” in fact an employee of Disney and breaking an employment rule, stating Disney will find out and react, in NO rational way equates to being unAmerican or fascist. Its a statement in fact.

          However, the fact you made it worse by jumping to that disturbing analogy makes you seem absurd, as one does not translate to the other. Given who’s behind Measure L, it wouldn’t shock anyone to learn the pic was taken in some dive and she’s illegal.

  2. DISNEY PLEASE HELP US GET JOSE MORENO OUT OF ANAHEIM. You have the power and the funding to stop him and his movement. Do not trust any of them. Many in Anaheim do not want him or his group representing our city. They have not represented all of our city’s residents. THEY HAVE AN AGENDA THAT MOST IN ANAHEIM DO NOT WANT, They use people to push that movement forward.

    Please consider pushing what Measure L is and who it will benefit and who it will not. Clear message so as it can be decided by all of Anaheim.

    This is a pivotal election and your involvement is so necessary in order to stop this takeover of Anaheim.

    Thank you Anaheim Blog for continuing to push to expose the agenda of Jose Moreno and his associates.
    We need you to continue this as well as your help with assist with actually changing the election. The future of Anaheim is at stake.

  3. GO JOSE! VOTE FOR MORENO, DISTRICT 3!!

    • Lets see who endorses Mitch Caldwell in District 3.

      Loretta Sanchez, U.S. Representative (ret.)
      Tom Daly, California State Assembly Member, 69th District
      D.R. Heywood, Anaheim Elementary School District Trustee

      Anaheim Firefighters Association

      LA/OC Building & Construction Trades Council

      Mitch Caldwell is a common sense Democrat.

      Anaheim’s Council District 3 deserves a City Council Member that focuses on serving our neighborhoods, not grandstanding at City Hall. Together, we can make our city a better place for all residents. – Mitch Caldwell

  4. DO NOT VOTE FOR JOSE MORENO He does on do his job. His district is a mess. The people is his district are not happy with him because of it. He is in office for his movements agenda. He serves no one but himself.

  5. District 3 NEEDS ANYONE BUT JOSE MORENO.

  6. JOSE MORENO IS TERRIBLE FOR DISTRICT 3 AND TERRIBLE FOR THE GOOD OF ANAHEIM

  7. Give it to him. For all of his flaws , Jose Moreno is consistent
    1. He will abandon long time friends (Zeke at los amigos) Lou Correa who helped him get started, and many others. There is no loyalty outside of family ( even if the family member is a convicted abuser of women.
    2. He will sacrifice the economic health of his own constituents to promote his communistic policies.
    3. He will ruin careers (Dr. Tracy Brennan) on flimsy assertions- she tried to end the PUENTE program – he called her a racist. He also promised that research would prove him right. Well 10 years later , research proves that the PUENTE program is failure… and yet we stilll have it.
    4. Disney makes money so they are the bad guys. It doesn’t matter how many good things Disney does- Jose will always vilify them because his political career depends on having a scapegoat.

  8. IMPORTANT JOSE MORENO INFORMATION: “Give it to him. For all of his flaws , Jose Moreno is consistent
    1. He will abandon long time friends (Zeke at los amigos) Lou Correa who helped him get started, and many others. There is no loyalty outside of family ( even if the family member is a convicted abuser of women.
    2. He will sacrifice the economic health of his own constituents to promote his communistic policies.
    3. He will ruin careers (Dr. Tracy Brennan) on flimsy assertions- she tried to end the PUENTE program – he called her a racist. He also promised that research would prove him right. Well 10 years later , research proves that the PUENTE program is failure… and yet we stilll have it.
    4. Disney makes money so they are the bad guys. It doesn’t matter how many good things Disney does- Jose will always vilify them because his political career depends on having a scapegoat.” – NoJOseMOreno
    Thank you NoJOseMOreno for more insight to help District 3 understand what voting for Jose Moreno will get you. He will say anything for your vote but he does not deliver. His campaign discusses all his wonderful acts that are only stories. Truth is in his district, drive around see what he has done for us. What he has done is be everywhere BUT his district. Now he aligns his campaign with Al Jabbar, Ryan Ruelas, Annemarie Randle-Trejo, Mark Lopez and Ashley Aitken so that they can help each other get elected. DO NOT BE FOOLED AGAIN.

  9. Some of you-all didn’t want to miss the next Mayoral candidate forum.

    It is tonight at 7, Katella Highschool, put on by the LOWV, the goddesses of fair and balanced debates.

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