Tag Archives: $18 minimum wage

UNITE-HERE’s Desperate Claim That Disney Still Subject To “Living Wage” Initiative Doesn’t Add Up

Disney’s recent decision to terminate its tax incentive agreements with the City of Anaheim threw UNITE-Here Local 11 and the Resort union coalition it leads for a loop, upending the strategy for their so-called Anaheim Living Wage Initiative (ALWI). While gathering signatures to qualify the initiative, union walkers told voters its aim was to force Disney to raise wages for ...

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UPDATED: OC GOP Opposes Resort Unions’ $18 Minimum Wage Initiative; Vanderbilt Recommendation Up Tonight

A week ago, the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee voted to oppose the $18 minimum wage initiative sponsored by a coalition of Anaheim Resort labor unions. Tonight, the OC GOP Endorsements Committee will consider Councilman James Vanderbilt’s request for an endorsement in District 2. Our friend Chris Nguyen summed up the OC GOP’s deliberations on opposing the so-called ...

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US Chamber of Commerce To Senators Sanders, Warren: Debate Minimum Wage in D.C., Not at Disneyland

[from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce] Debate in D.C., Not at Disneyland by Glenn Spencer Senior Vice President, Employment Policy Division U.S. Chamber of Commerce A batch of Democratic lawmakers from Washington, D.C. recently weighed in on an economic issue most prominently raised by the Fight for $15 campaign over the past several years—specifically, higher wages.  On this occasion, however, ...

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Resort Unions’ $18 Minimum Wage Initiative Will Be On November 2018 Ballot

On Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council voted to place the Resort union coalition’s $18 minimum wage initiative on the November 2018 ballot, but failed to authorize an economic impact study after an acrimonious council debate. Last week, the Orange County Registrar of Voters certified the initiative had sufficient valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot. The council’s could vote ...

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Cynthia Ward Flip-Flop-Flips On Unions’ $18 Minimum Wage Initiative

Council gadfly-turned-mayoral candidate Cynthia Ward has a history of flip-flopping. For example: She used to believe the Disneyland Resort was of such paramount importance to Anaheim that it must be protected at all costs. Now she views it as an albatross around the city’s neck. She used to oppose by-district council elections as a recipe for corruption and ward politics, ...

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Expert Warns On $18 Minimum Wage Initiative: “Learn From The Mistakes Of Los Angeles”

Employment declined at hotels in the LA International Airport district after they were subjected to a “living wage” requirement – even as hotel hiring increased outside that “living wage” zone, an economic development policy expert told the Anaheim City Council during testimony about the likely impacts of the Anaheim Resort unions’ proposed $18 minimum wage initiative. Ruben Gonzalez, along with ...

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Election Law Expert: Resort Unions’ $18 Minimum Wage Initiative A “Litigation Bonanza”

The Resort unions’ proposed $18 minimum wage initiative is vaguely worded, broader than proponents suggest, contains weak protections for small businesses, is constitutionally problematic and promises to be a “litigation bonanza” is approved, one of the state’s leading election attorneys testified to the Anaheim City Council last week. Bradley Hertz has practiced election law for 30 years and been involved ...

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LA-OC Building Trades Council Votes Unanimously to Oppose the Anaheim Job Killer Initiative

This just came over the transom from the Los Angeles-Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council: LA-OC Building Trades Council Votes Unanimously to Oppose the Anaheim Job Killer Initiative ANAHEIM – The Los Angeles-Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council, representing 48 local unions/affiliate councils and over 100,000 hardworking skilled trades members, announced today that they had voted unanimously to ...

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