WE ARE LOCAL 11

JAY-Z VS. BOYCOTT CHATEAU MARMONT

While most of Hollywood has shunned the boycotted Chateau Marmont, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Saweetie, and others ignored workers’ struggle for justice and went to Bar Marmont to party.

Despite appeals from workers, fans, and Black clergy, some of Hollywood’s elite callously crossed workers’ Oscar night picket line at the Chateau Marmont. #boycottchateaumarmont

Kenny Washington Day

February 13, 2022—Super Bowl Sunday!—was officially marked as Kenny Washington Day by a motion of the LA City Council introduced by Councilmember Curren Price. Kenny Washington was the first African-American player to integrate the NFL. Two days previously, a tentative agreement was reached between concession workers and management at SoFi Stadium on their first Union contract. To celebrate both the legacy of Kenny Washington and the tentative union contract for SoFi workers, we were joined—amongst others—by civil rights legend, Reverend James Lawson. AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, LA County Fed President Ron Herrera, LA City Councilmember Curren Price, NFL Players Association President JC Tretter, and the NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.

Victoria Stahl

“Our intention with our strike was to bring more attention to the company’s stinginess after four years of negotiations, and to do it at a time when the company would be forced to recognize the value of our labor most – Thanksgiving,” said Victoria Stahl, barista in Terminal 4. “We did that and now we are ready to go back to the negotiating table.”

Lucia Salinas

“It’s disgusting that I have to go to Mexico for medical care because the health insurance through the company doesn’t cover my treatment,” said Lucia Salinas, cook at Cowboy Ciao. “HMS Host saved more than $4 million on their rent during the pandemic thanks to rent relief from the City of Phoenix, but my family doesn’t get anything like that. Because we went on strike, now everyone can see what kind of company HMS Host is.”

Vivien Eubanks

Angie Sanchez

Maria Ríos

Victoria Smith

Victoria Garley

The West Hollywood City Council voted unanimously to establish the highest minimum wage in the country. And members of UNITE HERE Local 11 were key players in winning this fight. Sí se pudo!

The Vacation Rental Loophole

Top LA City Attorney candidates Teddy Kapur, Hydee Feldstein Soto, Kevin James and Faisal Gill denounce more vacation rentals, ask City of Los Angeles to enforce Home Sharing ordinance.
Join them and send a letter to Los Angeles City Council.