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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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UNITE-HERE Local 11’s Stunt Threatens Orange County Workers

This opinion article was originally published in the Orange County Register on January 25, 2019 By Reuben Franco and Kris Murray A small faction of radical left-wing unionists has been working over the past decade to establish their political dominance in Orange County. They refuse to engage in constructive dialog and regularly put their own political interests ahead of others, including ...

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UNITE-HERE, Sheraton Park Hotel Reach Contract Agreement

The Sheraton Park Hotel and the UNITE-HERE Local 11 have reportedly reached agreement on a contract. The previous agreement between the hotel and the militantly leftist union expired at the end of November 2018, and Local 11 members – primarily housekeepers, cooks, dishwashers and front-desk agents  – had been working without a contract. Although the terms haven’t been made public, ...

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Moreno: Breaking The Law OK For Me, Not For Thee

As previously reported, last Thursday District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno and 20 union and left-wing activists illegally shut down the intersection of Katella Avenue and Harbor Boulevard. They were arrested by Anaheim police for loitering, cuffed and transported to a mobile command unit deployed for the purpose of booking Moreno and the other participants in the carefully choreographed “civil ...

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How UNITE-HERE Stages Choreographed “Arrests” – Explained

UNITE-HERE Local 11 is organizing a protest this evening with the intent of disrupting the opening day of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show. This carefully scripted protest will climax with the staged arrest of dozen or so people, including left-wing Councilman Jose F. Moreno. “Staged” does not mean fake: the arrests will be real but they will ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11: Anaheim’s Economic Wrecking Ball

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show is the single biggest show that comes to the Anaheim Convention Center. This year, 115,000 people will attend the show next week (January 24-27), which has a hugely positive economic impact on Anaheim’s economy – estimated at $100 million for this year’s show. NAMM has held in Anaheim for decades, and is ...

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Rent Control Measure Coming To Anaheim?

At the December 6 city council meeting, District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno tasked city staff with a research project: survey rents in Anaheim and schedule a council workshop on the results of that study, along with what other cities have done in terms of rent “stabilization” – which is a euphemism for rent control. What this looks like is Moreno ...

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UPDATED: Radical Left Slate Aims At OC Democratic Party Takeover

UPDATED DECEMBER 11, 2018:  radical progressive activist Victor Valladares has officially announced his candidacy for DPOC Western Vice Chair: As we reported last month, Valladares is part of a progressive identity politics slate seeking to win leadership of the Democratic Party of Orange County and shift it even further to the Left. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 30, 2018: OC Democratic ...

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