Tag Archives: UNITE-HERE Local 11

UNITE-HERE Fails To Kill Development Agreements On 4-Diamond Hotels

Almost forgotten in the post-election coverage was Anaheim voters affirming the the development agreements for the two 4-Diamond hotel projects planned by the Wincome Group in the Anaheim Resort. Measures J and K were referendums on the development agreements for the 4-Diamond hotel currently under construction next to the Anaheim Convention Center, and an approved luxury hotel project on the ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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