The Anaheim Ducks will face off against the Colorado Avalanche at home tonight as the playoffs loom on the horizon. Honda Center food stand workers will take the occasion to reach out to hockey fans. They're concerned about the fact that Aramark's contract with the venue expires this summer and ... More >>
The Anaheim Ducks have been back on the ice since the NHL lockout ended earlier this year. The Honda Center, where they play their home games, still harbors worries about the future employment of other workers. Those who run the arena's concession stands are on the edge of an expiring contract and d ... More >>
Striking hotel workers at the non-union Embassy Suites Irvine walked off the job today and are taking their two-year long labor dispute to Pasadena. The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association, which held its monthly board meeting there this morning, is a dominant investor in the ownersh ... More >>
One month ago, as small businesses near Anaheim High School's Cook Auditorium needlessly boarded themselves up, concerned residents endured hours of a special meeting of the city council to arrive at two entirely predictable 3-2 votes, one of which struck down a proposed charter amendment to put six ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on Disney's response and five surprising allegations from Boudlal v. Disney.
ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 13, 9:17 A.M.: At 10:30 this morning, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern
California and the law offices of Hadsell Stormer Richardson &
Renick ar ... More >>
A week after the streets outside Anaheim City Hall became the scene of a tense clash between protesters and police, community members gathered atop its steps today addressing the lack of Latino representation inside the council chambers. As it currently stands, the Mayor and three of the four city c ... More >>
UPDATE, DEC. 8, 10:41 A.M.: The ballots have been counted and the results announced. The fierce feud is over.An "overwhelming majority" of UNITE HERE Local 11 members who cast ballots yesterday voted in support of the new collective bargaining agreement with Disneyland Resort.
The newly ratified ... More >>
Monica C. LozanoDozens of University of California students and Disney Resort workers in costumes plan to protest this morning outside the La Opinion office building in downtown Los Angeles.Perhaps this will make sense with a little more context. Another UC tuition hike has been proposed. The uni ... More >>
It might still be mired in a bitter dispute over health care coverage for its members at Disneyland, but UNITE HERE Local 11 is celebrating a separate victory today: the successful negotiation of a three-year contract with the Anaheim Hilton, which employs 700 members of the union. According to a ... More >>
In their bitter fight to bring down the Mouse, Disneyland Resort hotel workers have gotten a new loud-mouthed champion: Roseanne Barr. The comedian/national-anthem-destroyer stars in a video produced by labor union UNITE HERE Local 11 that accuses Disney of "stealing from widows and orphans," and ... More >>
Brown University will stop investing in HEI Hotels & Resorts, a hotel investment company that's been accused of violating workers' rights. Two properties involved in the labor battle include the HEI-owned Long Beach Hilton, whose workers claimed they were denied their 10-minute breaks require ... More >>
UNITE HERE Leigh Shelton was hoping Toy Story 3's Oscar dreams would be blasted to infinity and beyond. Instead, the Disney/Pixar megahit was nominated today for five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Animated Feature,
Original Song, Achievement in Sound Editing and Adapted Screenplay.
"The race is ... More >>
I don't really go to movies anymore, but I don't think Toy Story 3 is on anyone's short list of nominees for the Academy Award for Best Picture, even with its expanded roster--it's a cartoon! [Editor's note: Actually, it is on several people's short list for the award, and Disney is actively camp ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAs Gustavo Arellano reported earlier, members of the UNITE HERE Local 11, the union representing the Disneyland Resort's hotel workers in an ongoing labor dispute, gathered to protest a screening of Toy Story 3 at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. The union is urging m ... More >>
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.
Bellmen, bartenders and housekeepers at the Hilton Irvine/John Wayne Airport won raises, a $400 employee bonus and free, full family healthcare under their first-ever, just-ratified contract, UNITE HERE Local 11 announced today."Finally, we've won the respect and benefits we deserve," Manuel ... More >>
As people in OC head to the polls today casting votes for governor, a slew of propositions, and city council member candidates, the satirical campaign of Mr. Micky Mouth has made one last appeal in Anaheim. Though the man behind the mouse ears didn't officially qualify as a write-in candidate for ... More >>
Labor complaints and HEI Hotels and Hospitality-owned properties go together like dinner mints and pillows. The latest wave comes from Long Beach Hilton workers who claim they are being denied 10 minute breaks required under state law.Like workers at the HEI-owned Embassy Suites in Irvine, the Oc ... More >>
The title says it all...Mickey Mouse was at SanTana's Mexican Independence Day Festival yesterday, wearing a costume of imperceptible ethnicity and a sarape. That's the best you can do, Disney, to Mexicanize the Mouse? Even Minnie wore a baile folkórico dress, for chrissakes.Disney should've con ... More >>
UPDATED: As promised, the Disney statement (see end of post) . . . Sorry to disappoint the commenters demanding the Weekly to drop this story, but the Muslim restaurant hostess who has clashed with her Anaheim Disney Resort employers over the right to wear a religious headscarf on the job has bee ... More >>
Imane Boudlal, who has repeatedly defied orders against wearing a traditional Islamic headscarf on the job as an Anaheim Disney Resort restaurant hostess, calls the company's latest attempt at a compromise "offensive." After the jump, see how Boudlal would like to appear at her public work statio ... More >>
Art piece courtesy of the Nadia Afghani Collection...EDIT, 5:30 P.M.: New updates and info emerge from the afternoon's press conference. Please see this post for more details. EDIT, 1:30 P.M.: We're live Tweeting from the press conference! Follow us at @OCWeekly for all the latest developments.Di ... More >>
Unsurprisingly, the area around Angels Stadium in Anaheim was a slow, baking crawl before the baseball All-Star Game, airing rightnow on television. Unsurprisingly, the Aztlanistas came out in full force--about 125--to bring awareness to their campaign to move next year's All-Star Game from Phoen ... More >>