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OCCORD Executive Director Shakeel Syed Calls America “Racist”

When UNITE-HERE Local 11 has a political interest in an Anaheim City Council council agenda item, it’s a safe bet Shakeel Syed, the executive director of its subsidiary OCCORD, will be there to speak. Last week, for example, he and other UNITE-HERE Local 11 minions joined co-president Ada Briceno speaking against Councilwoman Kris Murray’s proposal to revise the $18 minimum ...

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Should Living Wage Advocates Have To Pay A Living Wage?

Attention social justice warriors: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) is hiring a community organizer for Orange County. For those unfamiliar with CLUE, it’s essentially the radical clergy auxiliary for left-wing labor unions. Its applies a varnish of religiosity to progressive causes du jour: the “living” wage, open borders, supporting teacher strikes, environmental justice, opposing charter schools, etc.  CLUE ...

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Free Speech Hypocrisy From The Anaheim Left

Free speech and the 1st Amendment were on the tongues of a number of outraged progressives (are there any other kind?) speaking during public comments at this Tuesday’s council meeting. Sometimes, they were referencing a proposal to change the format for public comments and the apparently egregious request that members of the audience be polite and respectful to their fellow ...

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Unions Win, Voters Lose: Council Majority Opposes Including Dollar Amounts In Minimum Wage Ballot Question

This November, Anaheim voters will weigh in on a union proposal to hike the minimum wage requirement for targeted Anaheim Resort businesses. Last week, The Tait-Moreno council majority voted to provide votes with less information on the wage initiative by excluding the dollar amounts of the wage hikes from the ballot question voters will consider. The original ballot question drafted ...

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Resort Unions Attack Free Speech

Labor unions struggled for many long years to earn the right to organize, often in the face of violent opposition. Given that reality, one would think a union as militant as UNITE-HERE Local 11 would be the first to defend and respect the 1st Amendment rights of others. And one would be wrong. When a coalition of business and civic ...

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