Ada Briceno

UNITE-HERE Boss Ada Briceno Discriminated Against Union Employees On Race, Age

Ada Briceno, the head of UNITE-HERE Local 11 and chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County presents herself as a champion of the disadvantaged and opponent of discrimination, but engaged in racial and age discrimination against long-time UNITE-HERE staff, beginning with taking over the leadership Local 681 in 2001 – according a successful 2003 lawsuit against the union. Local ...

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OCCORD Staff Exodus Continues; Focus On Stadium Deal Among Reasons

The exodus of staff from OCCORD (Orange County Community Organized For Responsible Development) continues, as the once-muscular progressive political advocacy group shrinks to just four staffers from a high of more than a dozen several weeks ago.  Two more senior staffers are among the recent departures. According to recent media reporting based on interviews with departing staffers,  a leading factor ...

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St. Jose Moreno the Virtue-Signaller

District 3 Councilman Jose F, Moreno is at it again – assuming the worst about the fallen with whom he shares the council dais. In yesterday’s LA Times, Moreno besmirches the motivations of Mayor Sidhu and several of his council colleagues: Jose Moreno has expressed concern that Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu is the council’s lone representative on the city’s negotiating ...

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Briceno To Moreno: “My Team Loves The Idea For You To Get Arrested”

Using the California Public Records Act, Anaheim Blog obtained this January 2019 text conversation between District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno and Ada Briceno, the chair of the OC Democratic Party and co-president of UNITE-HERE Local 11 (a major Moreno campaign donor and supporter) – pertaining to Moreno’s participation in the union’s illegal shutdown of the Katella/Harbor intersection. Some background: ...

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UPDATE: Moreno & Rest of “Anaheim 21” Enter Not Guilty Pleas On Two Misdemeanor Counts

On May 20, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno and other members of the so-called “Anaheim 21” collectively entered “not guilty” pleas on two misdemeanor counts stemming from a union “action” that brought traffic to a standstill and required a massive deployment of police resources. All 21 defendants are represented by the same lawyer, criminal defense attorney Fred Thiagarajah. This ...

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Moreno, Briceno & Other Illegal Protest Defendants Share Attorney, Glorify Arrests

Councilman Jose F. Moreno, OC Democratic Party Chair Ada Briceno and the other 20 defendants being prosecuted for illegally shutting down the busy Harbor Boulevard/Katella Avenue intersection are all being represented by the same lawyer: criminal defense attorney: Fred Thiagarajah, a former deputy district attorney. Thiagarajah’s criminal defense practice includes theft, fraud, DUI, violent offenses, drug crimes, domestic violence and sex crimes. ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11 Stalking Wedding Registries As Part Of Organizing Campaign

The militant hotel workers union UNITE-HERE Local 11 is stalking the wedding registries of engaged couples who’ve scheduled their weddings and/or receptions at the Terranea Resort, in an attempt to persuade them to take their business elsewhere, the Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month: “Congratulations on your engagement! I am sorry to say that nine women, employed or formerly ...

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UPDATED: Irvine Mayor Don Wagner The Apparent Winner In 3rd Supervisor District Election

UPDATED with number of ballots left to count. It appears the Republican Mayor of Irvine, Don Wagner has overcome a fractured Republican candidate field to defeat former Rep. Loretta Sanchez, the lone Democrat in the 7 candidate field, in the special election for the 3rd Supervisor District vacancy. Wagner led throughout the evening, his lead widening from 1,554 votes in ...

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More On Agreement Between Sheraton Park, UNITE-HERE Local 11

Last week, UNITE-HERE Local 11 announced it agreed to a contract with the Sheraton Park Hotel. The agreement boosts members pay over the next few years, while also augmenting employer support for pensions and health care. Local 11 – which represents housekeepers, front desk clerks, cooks, and dishwashers – had been picketing the hotel for weeks – culminating in a ...

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