Jose Luis Acosta
Martin G. Lopez
Maria del Carmen Meza
Maria Guadalupe Ortiz
Mark Anthony Alcala
Yolanda L. Hernandez
CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
Benigno Vargas Aviña
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
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.
Local 11 Co-President Kurt Petersen talks about the historical West Hollywood Hotel Worker Ordinance
Hollywood is the oxygen that feeds the Chateau and its owner, Adre Balazs. But Hollywood stands with the fired workers, and has left the Chateau Marmont. They heard about this fight and they said: “ADIOS CHATEAU MARMONT!”