Business and Tourism

UNITE-HERE Ratifies $15 Minimum Wage Pact; Disneyland Rolling Out Affordable Health Care Options

This weekend, UNITE-HERE Local 11 members voted to ratify a five year agreement with the Disneyland Resort that will increase their starting wage to $15 beginning January of 2019 – three years prior to state law mandating such an increase. The agreement provides a 40% minimum wage increase over two years, and housekeepers will have their minimum wage rise to ...

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Disney, UNITE-HERE Local 11 Reach Agreement On Minimum Wage Hikes As High As $15.85

The Disneyland Resort and UNITE-HERE Local 11 – the militant union that represents primarily hotel workers – have reached tentative agreement on a contract that will boost the minimum wage for nearly all Local 11 members to at least $15 an hour, with housekeepers getting an immediate bump to $15.85.  Employees would also receive the $1,000 bonus payment provided as ...

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No Cost Education Program Launches for Hourly Disneyland Cast Members

Disney Aspire, a new education program designed to make it easier for hourly cast members to pursue higher education or vocational training, opened enrollment last week. One of the most comprehensive education programs of its kind, the $50 million initiative, with up to $25 million in annual funding going forward, includes a full range of programs and certificates that do ...

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OC Register Columnist: Disney Had No Choice But Halt 4-Diamond Hotel Project

Jonathan Lansner, the OC Register’s veteran real estate columnist, wrote today that Disney had no choice but to pull back plans for Anaheim luxury hotel. Some key excerpts from the column, which Register subscribers can access here: Disneyland’s luxury hotel in Anaheim wasn’t a financial no-brainer to start with. So a last-minute pullback of a controversial city tax break would, at ...

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Disney Puts 4-Diamond Hotel On Indefinite Hold, Citing Hostile City Business Climate

According to media reports, Disney is putting its 4-Diamond hotel project on indefinite hold due to a hostile and volatile business climate in the Anaheim Resort. The 700-room, $625 million luxury project, located next to Downtown Disney, would have been Disney’s fourth hotel in the Disneyland Resort and included a large parking structure (which is separate from the 5,500 space ...

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Anaheim Transportation Network Provides Free Rideshare To Westin Anaheim Construction Workers

From The Wincome Group: The Westin Anaheim Resort has announced that their crew of over 200 workers involved in the construction of the Resort are participating in an Anaheim-rideshare program designed to reduce congestion around the Anaheim Resort during peak hours. The program, offered through the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN), provides clean-fuel shuttles to 9.4 million people a year, both ...

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Smart Meetings Magazine Names Anaheim Convention Center as “Best Convention Center”

Smart Meetings magazine recently published its rankings of top venues and destinations in various categories and awarded the Anaheim Convention Center the top spot in the “Best Convention Center” in the nation category. Smart Meetings is the leading media resource for meeting professionals, connecting with them premier hotels and destinations. The “Smart Stars” rankings of “brilliant places” are determined by ...

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AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference brings high tech to Anaheim

AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference and SPAR 3D Expo & Conference will join forces in Anaheim, CA, June 5-7, 2018, providing unparalleled access to emerging AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) technology and 3D solutions not offered at any other conference in the world. Anaheim has been chosen to launch this inaugural event, proving itself to be a leading city in ...

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