UNITE-HERE

Deceptive Union Campaign Garners 51.9% for $18 Minimum Wage Initiative

Backed by more than $1 million in Resort union funding and a deceptive campaign message, union-sponsored Measure L squeaked to a win with 51.9% of the vote. If Measure L survives virtually certain litigation, it would mandate that certain Anaheim Resort businesses raises their minimum hourly wage to $15 in January 2019, escalating each year to $18 in January 2020. ...

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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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Union Leadership Fails UNITE-HERE Local 11 Members…Again

Hotel workers union UNITE-HERE Local 11 – went all in with the “Anaheim Living Wage Initiative” – apparently never expecting to be draw a losing hand that calls into serious question the political judgment and acumen of the local’s leadership. On February 28 of this year, hundreds of Disneyland Resort cast members belonging to Coalition of Resort Labor Unions (CRLU) ...

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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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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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UNITE-HERE Directed Lawsuit’s To Cost Anaheim: Over $33 Million In Tax Revenue

Anaheim will lose out on more than $33 million in net tax revenue due to a doomed lawsuit by a UNITE-HERE Local 11-controlled political pressure group that delayed the opening of the 4-Diamond GardenWalk hotels for 6-8 years beyond their planned 2014 completion date. That is millions in critical revenues unavailable for park improvements, improving police response times, paying down ...

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Disneyland Resort Secures Agreement With 9,700 Employees For One Of Highest Minimum Wages In U.S.

The Disneyland Resort and the Master Services Council – the union representing approximately one-third of Disneyland Resort employees – announced union members have voted to approve a contract that will boost members’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by January 1, 2019. Under the terms of the agreement, Master Services Council members – 9,700 cast members employed in eateries and retail ...

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Cynthia Ward, Union Republican

There are several union-friendly candidates in the race for Anaheim mayor.  Attorney and progressive Democrat Ashleigh Aitken is solidly in the union camp, particularly with UNITE-HERE Local 11 – the militant hotel workers union spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to impose the nation’s highest minimum wage on Resort district businesses.  Former Councilwoman and Democrat Lorri Galloway also has a ...

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UNITE-HERE Local 11 Wants A $25 Minimum Wage In The Anaheim Resort

UNITE-HERE Local 11 is spearheading the initiative campaign to impose an $18 minimum wage on targeted Anaheim Resort businesses. At its Leadership Conference last month, Local 11 passed five resolutions setting their 2018 agenda.  One of those is a $25 an hour minimum wage: There’s asterisk to that demand noting it applies only businesses receiving local government subsidies – that ...

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