Those who live near and work at the airport say development must better address job quality, healthcare, pollution, and displacement LOS ANGELES–Dozens of LAX airport workers from in-terminal concessions and retail, guest services, and airline catering demonstrated against airport expansion Thursday as the Board of Airport Commissioners voted to certify an environmental report that moves […]
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Statement by UNITE HERE Local 11 on Los Angeles World Airports Board of Airport Commissioners vote to accept $36.78 million in an American Rescue Plan Act concessionaire relief grant at the July 8, 2021 Special Meeting Los Angeles–Los Angeles World Airport staff have recommended that the Board of Airport Commissioners vote to accept federal grant […]
For two decades, Keisha Banks had worked on and off in the hospitality industry — until last year, when she was unceremoniously let go from her job as an event server at the Chateau Marmont via a mass email sent in March 2020 to employees of the iconic Hollywood hotel. “When you work at Chateau, […]
HMS Host again faces employee protest as workers remain on layoff in the wake of subcontracting L.A.’s airport authority has granted the company millions in rent relief Los Angeles: HMS Host workers at LAX protested Wednesday to demand that the airport’s largest food and retail concessions employer stop outsourcing food preparation work and allow them […]
UNITE HERE Local 11 represents 32,000 hospitality workers across Southern California and Arizona. Our local is the fastest growing in the private sector. We’re looking for a creative and energetic communications organizer to strategize and implement campaigns. Responsibilities Field press requests, write media advisories and press releases, build relationships with reporters, and pitch reporters about […]
Hospitality union throws its weight behind CA’s Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Los Angeles – Today, the Co-Presidents of UNITE HERE Local 11 sent a letter to President-Elect Biden, urging him to appoint Julie Su to the position of Secretary of Labor. Su has earned a reputation as a strong, effective, and results-oriented leader over a […]
“There’s so much that has to be undone, but there’s also addressing the threats of Covid, of a recession, of racial reckoning in our country,” said Tanya Goldman, a senior policy adviser at DOL’s Wage and Hour Division under former President Barack Obama. “A Biden-Harris Department of Labor is going to have to reorient back […]
LAX’s largest food service company faces a million-dollar bill for worker health insurance Los Angeles: Fluttering a massive banner reading “HMS Host Pay Up” down a parking structure across from Terminal 4 yesterday, LAX airport workers said the airport food service giant has failed to make the financial contributions to extend health care coverage for […]
Workers Applaud LA City Council Vote on Relief for Billionaire HMS Host Los Angeles, CA: Today, the Los Angeles City Council stood with workers and unanimously voted down a relief and lease extension package for airport concessions giant HMS Host. The deal was estimated to be worth tens of millions in lease extension-related revenue and rent relief […]