Local 11 Co-Presidents Ada Briceño, Susan Minato, and Kurt Petersen.

UNITE HERE Local 11 congratulates our
new executive board that won by acclamation!

CO-PRESIDENTS

Ada Briceño
Kurt Petersen
Susan Minato

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENTS

Karine Mansoorian (UNITE HERE Local 11)
Martha Santamaria (UNITE HERE Local 11)

RECORDING SECRETARY

Martin G. Lopez (UNITE HERE Local 11)

CHAPLAIN

Glynndana Shevlin (Disneyland Hotel)

VICE-PRESIDENTS

Adalgisa Tamayo Jones (UNITE HERE Local 11)
Beatriz Topete (UNITE HERE Local 11)
Jose Luis Acosta (Westdrift)
Marlene J. Mendoza (HMS Host LAX)
Santos Priscilla Velasquez (UNITE HERE Local 11)

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Ana Cortez (Hilton Beverly Hills)
Armando Garcia (Westin Bonaventure)
Barbara Michelle Standley (Anaheim Hilton/UNITE HERE Local 11)
Gary Duplessis (LAX-Flying Food Group)
Isabel Brentner (Hyatt Regency Long Beach)
Liliana Hernandez (Fairmont Miramar)
Marco Alcala (Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel/UNITE HERE Local 11)
Maria Arellano (Intercontinental)
Maria del Carmen Meza (DoubleTree San Pedro/UNITE HERE Local 11)
Martha Esquivel (Holiday Inn LAX)
Maura Rivas (LAX-Hudson)
Mercedes Flores (Sheraton Grand)
Saturnino Beltran (Disney Central Bakery)
Scott Matos-Elliott (HMS Host PHX)
Yolanda Landa Hernandez (Tempe Mission Palms)

CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

Alice Stanford (J.W. Marriott)

TRUSTEES

Benigno Vargas Aviña (Pomona College)
Jose Calderon (The Line LA)

MY FIGHT IS YOUR FIGHT

NOTRE DAME MAGAZINE: Organizing Principles

YOU ARE THE MUSCLE IN THE ROOM

The march on October 25 was historic and monumental. Did you feel our power? “You are the muscle in the room.” Susan Minato, Co-President, UNITE HERE Local 11.

CALLING FOR A BOYCOTT OF LA

“For those who are deciding on whether to hold your event in LA including FIFA and the Olympics, the choice is clear. On one side, there is the boundless greed and violent conduct of rapacious corporations.  On the other side, there is the sacrifice, solidarity and courage of these workers fighting for a living wage.  Which side are you on?”

The Woman Who Turned Orange County Blue

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.

Susan Minato on the Freedom to Vote Act

Our Union Has Been Fighting for Voting Rights All Year

Briceño: Orange County Must Vote No on the Recall

Co-President Ada Briceño on Lobbying in Washington, DC

Kurt Petersen on the West Hollywood Vote

Local 11 Co-President Kurt Petersen talks about the historical West Hollywood Hotel Worker Ordinance

3 MILLION MEALS SERVED

Susan Minato, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11 and Chair of the Hospitality Training Academy Board of Trustees

“The Serving our Community Program shows what we can accomplish together – when labor, employers, their labor-management partnership training arm, and elected officials come together to innovatively and safely provide vital resources to our community.”

Susan Minato

Ada Briceño

VAMOS A GANAR!