UNITE HERE Local 11 endorses Marisa Alcaraz for Council District 6

UNITE HERE Local 11 endorses Marisa Alcaraz for Council District 6.  This district is the home of many hospitality workers and is important to our Union. We believe that Marisa Alcaraz will best represent our members at the City of Los Angeles.

UNITE HERE Local 11 recognizes that among the many candidates in this district, there are a few who have track records advocating for our members. Marco Santana was endorsed by our allies at EAA and has been a leader on an issue of great urgency to the working poor: housing. Imelda Padilla worked with the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy and was a supporter of our efforts to raise the minimum wage for hospitality workers.

But while we credit these significant contributions by Santana and Padilla,  Marisa Alcaraz has the strongest history with our Union. She led the fight for a groundbreaking sectoral minimum wage for hotel workers – Raise LA – which became an example for hospitality minimum wage laws around the country.  Marisa Alcaraz stood with our members in the face of stiff opposition from powerful corporations, and we are proud to stand with her today.

“I’m voting for Marisa Alcaraz because she has been through hard struggle with us, has marched with us on the picket line, and understands our issues.” – Ana Cortez, room attendant at the Beverly Hilton.