UNITE HERE Local 11 makes the most local news for its years-long dispute against the Disneyland hotels, but it represents other workers, too. And they just scored a symbolic victory for the workers they represent at the Long Beach versions of the Hyatt Regency and the Hilton.
UNITE Here has called for boycotts of the two hotels, and one group has heeded the call: theCalifornia Association for Bilingual Education, which was supposed to have its conference in March this upcoming year but has now moved it somewhere else. "School districts, presenters, and our membership, many of whom are union members, made it clear to us that they would not attend our conference at hotels where there is ongoing labor disputes and a boycott,"
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And so on, and so forth, and Cesar Chavez and honoring the line--those press releases write themselves.
In other Unite Here news--no developments on the Disney hotel worker talks. Stay tuned...