Los Angeles Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride

Los Angeles Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride

In September 2003, in the tradition of the Civil Rights Movement Freedom Rides in the sixties, the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride left from 10 cities with 900 riders from 50 different countries on a journey across the U.S. to fight for the rights of all immigrant workers.

This is the story of the Los Angeles Freedom Riders, led by Maria Elena Durazo and including many Local 11 workers.

Sí Se Pudo

Sí Se Pudo

On June 11, 2005, after a 14-month campaign, UNITE HERE Local 11 won a contract for the union hotels in Los Angeles. In this video you’ll see and hear from rank and file leaders about the courage, leadership, and organizing it took to win the fight. Featured in the video, which was produced by David Koff, are Morena Hernandez from the Andaz West Hollywood, and Ana Cortez from the Beverly Hilton.

Sí Se Pudo 2

Sí Se Pudo 2

In 2007-2008 UNITE HERE won the first union contract in six hotels throughout the country. This video—directed by David Koff—tells the story of how it as done. Sí se pudo!