IMPORTANT: Job Fair for Angel Stadium Workers
Thursday, December. 5, 2013
Want to return to work at Angel Stadium?
If you want to be rehired, then you must go to the upcoming job fair, starting Dec. 9 at 11 AM. The new company, Legends, is holidng the fair exclusively for former Aramark workers.
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Health Complaints Allege Icky Ice Machines and Gross Drinking Glasses at Irvine Embassy Suites
By Gabriel San Roman. OC Weekly, October 30, 2013
The Embassy Suites in Irvine boasts plenty of accommodations for its guests, including luxurious bedding and spacious quarters. They don't make a sales pitch to travelers looking for a place to stay with ice machines that have an oozing, moldy yellow pus encrusted around the chute or glasses that may make a person think twice before pouring a drink in their room. But that's just what multiple complaints obtained by the Weeklyrecently filed with the Orange County Health Department by housekeepers allege.
"I have noticed mold in the ice catchers," one worker submitted in a statement. "I brought this up with the maintenance department. They informed me that they never clean the ice machines."
Federal Agency Says Hotel with Major Union Pension Investment Illegally Surveilled, Threatened and Suspended Workers Trying to Organize
In one of last acts of business before government shutdown, labor board’s prosecutor files complaint alleging more than 60 anti-union incidents
IRVINE – Already under fire for using county worker pension money to perpetuate abusive working conditions, a federal agency is now alleging the Embassy Suites Hotel in Irvine has engaged in some 60 unlawful incidents against its own workers including surveillance, coercion, suspension and 50 wrongful disciplines.
In one of its last acts of business before the government shutdown, the National Labor Relations Board general counsel issued a 20-page complaint against the hotel, saying the acts of its managers are in violation of federal labor law that protects workers’ rights. Low-wage workers at the Irvine hotel have called for the hotel to agree to a fair process to decide on unionization, without management harassment or intimidation.
By Gale Holland. LA Times, September 15, 2013
A handful of maids and janitors line up most weeks outside the gleaming Embassy Suites in Irvine to urge visitors to boycott the hotel.
But the workers aren't just protesting management — they are also targeting their union brothers and sisters. One of the hotel's largest investors is the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Assn., which manages $41 billion in pension funds for firefighters, sheriff's deputies and other union and nonunion workers.
Order restrains Honda Center operator Anaheim Arena Management from hiring new food and beverage workers without first offering jobs to employees laid off in June.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Santa Ana, CA – A California Superior Court Judge has issued a temporary restraining order barring Honda Center operator Anaheim Arena Management from making new hires without first offering employment to former concession stand workers laid off at the end of June. The order was granted on the basis of a complaint filed by UNITE HERE Local 11, a union which represented more than 400 workers who were employed by Aramark at the Honda Center. The workers were laid off when Anaheim Arena Management’s contract with Aramark ended, and the company took operation of the arena’s concession stands in-house.
State law requires that certain entertainment venues give workers an opportunity to retain their jobs when contractors change, but, the complaint alleges, Anaheim Arena Management has not complied with that law.
The temporary restraining order will expire on September 11. The judge scheduled a hearing to decide whether to extend the order as a preliminary injunction on that date.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Anaheim – A California judge ordered a trial today, in a case filed last year by the ACLU and Anaheim community leaders over the city’s voting laws. The lawsuit claims that the city’s at-large voting system violates California election law by discriminating against Latino voters. Judge Franz E. Miller set the trial for March 17.
A contingent of Anaheim residents and community activists packed the courtroom, in anticipation of the ruling. Each wore stickers that read “Give us our day in court.”