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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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Anaheim/OC Hotel & Lodging Association Endorses Harry Sidhu for Mayor

From the Anaheim/OC Anaheim & Lodging Association PAC: AOCHLA PAC Announces 2018 Anaheim Mayor Endorsement ANAHEIM, CALIF. – AOCHLA PAC, the political action committee formed by the Anaheim/Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association, has announced its endorsement of Harry Sidhu for Anaheim Mayor. Sidhu is a longtime business owner in Orange County. He served on the Anaheim City Council for ...

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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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Consequences of Ending Disney Tax Incentive Agreements

Last week, Disneyland Resort President Josh D’Amaro informed the City of Anaheim the company wished to dissolve its tax incentive agreements with the city, specifically the 30-year gate tax moratorium that was part of its agreement to invest up to $2 billion in the Disneyland Resort (including Star Wars Land) and 2) and the TOT rebate agreement for the 4-Diamond hotel ...

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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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TOT Revenue From Completed 4-Diamond Hotels Critical For Meeting Anaheim’s Budget Obligations

Cities all across California are struggling to funding city services while covering the rising cost of pension obligations. They would kill to have Anaheim’s tax revenue base – which is built on an ever-expanding river of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) revenue that will ultimately become a flood. That is, if – as the city’s finance director recently informed the city council – ...

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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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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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Anaheim Radisson BLU Is Not A 4-Diamond Hotel; But UNITE-HERE Still Uses Racketeer Tactics

The Anaheim City Council last night voted unanimously to approve  plans for a Renaissance BLU hotel on an arrowhead-shaped parcel sandwiched between the I-5 freeway and Anaheim Boulevard.  The 12-story hotel will have 326-rooms with ground floor and rooftop restaurants, and pool amenities. It will also include a 348-space parking structure and hotel gym. The hotel developer is Greenlaw Partners ...

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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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