UNITE-HERE

UNITE-HERE Hypocrisy On Hotel Incentive Programs

Cross-posted from OC Daily A militant, politically left-wing union that for years has denounced tax subsidies for luxury hotel development in Anaheim is embracing just such subsidy program in Santa Ana due to the city council’s inclusion of mandatory “labor peace agreements” for participating hotels. For the last four years, leaders of the militant hotel workers union UNITE-HERE Local 11 ...

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The Radical Politics of the UNITE-HERE/OCCORD Coalition

In addition to being interim executive director of OCCORD, Ada Briceno is also secretary-treasurer of UNITE-HERE Local 11, which represents workers at the Disney properties, the Anaheim Hilton and Aramark food service employees. Following last week’s Anaheim City Council vote approving the district map and sequencing sought by the UNITE-HERE/OCCORD-led political coalition, Briceno exhorted her supporters, “In November, we are going ...

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“In November, We’re Going To Turn This City Council.”

As expected, the Anaheim City Council cast the third and final vote on Tuesday to ratify the Reyes Map of six council districts, set the election sequencing at Districts 1, 3, 4 and 5 on the 2016 ballot. Districts 2 and 6 will be on the 2018 ballot, along with one of the four districts up this year – that ...

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Anaheim City Council Votes Again for the Reyes Map, Puts Districts 1, 3, 4 And 5 On 2016 Ballot

The left-wing coalition led by UNITE-HERE and OCCORD won a complete victory tonight: the city council not only voted again for the coalition’s preferred district map, but retreated from its earlier vote to put the two West Anaheim and the two Latino-plurality districts on the ballot this year. Instead, the council voted unanimously to ditch West Anaheim’s District 2 and ...

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Tait Has Only Himself To Blame For The “People’s Map” Not Being On The Agenda

Anaheim Insider here. Mayor Tom Tait is mad. Really mad. He’s outraged because he wasn’t allowed to circumvent legally-established council rules and put the so-called “People’s Map” on tomorrow evening’s agenda. Council policy dictates the mechanism by which councilmembers (which includes the mayor) can agendize items for council consideration: publicly requesting such during the two council communications portions of the ...

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Council To Consider Extending Vacation Rental Moratorium; Left-Wing Union UNITE-HERE Jumps Into Fray

One of the items on tomorrow night’s Anaheim City Council agenda is extending the current 45-day moratorium on short-term vacation rentals for another 186 days, until May 3 of next year. The moratorium would: “…impos[e] a moratorium, with certain exceptions, on the issuance or renewal of use permits, variances, building permits, business licenses or any other entitlement or permit for ...

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70% of “Yes on Measure L” Precinct Walkers Were UNITE-HERE Local 11 Members

As exhaustively documented here (if nowhere else), UNITE-HERE Local 11 was one of the prime movers behind the two-year long march for by-district council elections that culminated in the “Yes on Measure L.” The militantly left-wing union provided many of the bodies – both directly and via its twin organization OCCORD — that attended Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections ...

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Measure L Is Entirely a Ruse for Power and Control

Measure L amends the Anaheim City Charter to require the City Council to establish voter districts. A candidate seeking a seat on the city council must live within a given district, and only voters residing within that district may vote for that candidate. Currently, members of the City Council may live anywhere in Anaheim, and voters may vote for any ...

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OC Labor Federation Injects Another $10,000 Into “Yes on Measure L” Campaign

The Left continues to pour money into its effort to change the rules of how the Anaheim City Council is elected in order to produce elections results more to their liking, i.e. the election of left-of-center councilmembers to adopt left-of-center policies. The latest donation comes from the Orange County Labor Federation, AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), which on Thursday, ...

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