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April 3, 1997
AFL-CIO President John Sweeney travels to Asia this weekend for meetings with labor leaders in Hong Kong and Japan. One of the main goals is to pressure the Japanese firms that own and manage the downtown Los Angeles New Otani Hotel & Garden, which has resisted a union-organizing drive by Local 11 of the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union. Sweeney will also participate in an annual bilateral meeting with leaders of Japan's labor federation.
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January 12, 2000 | Nancy Cleeland
In a small but significant victory for the multi-union organizing campaign at Los Angeles International Airport, retail concessionaire W.H.Smith agreed to recognize the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union after a majority of its 100 airport workers signed union cards. The so-called card-check election, which bypasses the lengthy National Labor Relations Board election process, was staged at the airport Tuesday morning.
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November 5, 1991
A union representing hundreds of maids, waiters, bellhops and other workers signed an agreement Monday with three Hyatt hotels in Los Angeles, ending a sometimes bitter 2 1/2-year dispute over wages and other benefits. Officials of Local 11 of the AFL-CIO's Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union said that employees voted 269 to 0 last week to ratify a three-year agreement with the Hyatt Regency, Hyatt on Sunset and Hyatt Wilshire hotels.
BUSINESS
April 3, 1997
AFL-CIO President John Sweeney travels to Asia this weekend for meetings with labor leaders in Hong Kong and Japan. One of the main goals is to pressure the Japanese firms that own and manage the downtown Los Angeles New Otani Hotel & Garden, which has resisted a union-organizing drive by Local 11 of the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union. Sweeney will also participate in an annual bilateral meeting with leaders of Japan's labor federation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1994
Hundreds of tourism workers, community activists and union organizers staged protests Downtown on Thursday to denounce what they call exploitative conditions at Los Angeles-area hotels and restaurants. Directing actions was Local 11 of the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union, which is engaged in a high-profile campaign to organize area tourism workers, mostly immigrants from Mexico and Central America.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2000 | Nancy Cleeland
In a small but significant victory for the multi-union organizing campaign at Los Angeles International Airport, retail concessionaire W.H.Smith agreed to recognize the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union after a majority of its 100 airport workers signed union cards. The so-called card-check election, which bypasses the lengthy National Labor Relations Board election process, was staged at the airport Tuesday morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1990 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 25 union employees of the Registry Hotel in Universal City demonstrated Tuesday in an effort to force MCA to intervene to save their jobs, which are threatened in what a labor official termed a "union-busting effort" by the hotel's new buyer. The 24-story luxury hotel is scheduled to close Jan. 30 when a Taiwan-based firm takes over and to reopen later under new management.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2001
Theatre West will donate 50% of all ticket proceeds from tonight's performance of Ray Bradbury's Irish comedy "Falling Upward!, or to Eire Is Human, to Forbid Divine" to the Tourism Relief Workers Fund, benefiting members of H.E.R.E. (Hotel Employees, Restaurant Employees) Union Local 11. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. Information: (323) 851-7977.
NEWS
August 15, 1993
Thirty-eight members of a hotel and restaurant employees union were arrested for trespassing Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where they briefly camped out to protest a lingering contract dispute with the center's food concessionaire. Singing and blowing whistles, members of the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union Local 11 staged a sit-in at the convention center's Galaxy Restaurant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1986 | Week in Review stories were compiled by Times staff writer Steve Emmons.
As the labor dispute at the Disneyland Hotel ground into its second month, a Superior Court commissioner ordered members of the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union to stop picketing the homes of two hotel executives. Michael A. Bullis and Terry Ashton, the hotel president and vice president, complained that their homes were picketed three times in March, causing their families to feel disrupted and threatened.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1994
Hundreds of tourism workers, community activists and union organizers staged protests Downtown on Thursday to denounce what they call exploitative conditions at Los Angeles-area hotels and restaurants. Directing actions was Local 11 of the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union, which is engaged in a high-profile campaign to organize area tourism workers, mostly immigrants from Mexico and Central America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1991
A union representing hundreds of maids, waiters, bellhops and other workers signed an agreement Monday with three Hyatt hotels in Los Angeles, ending a sometimes bitter 2 1/2-year dispute over wages and other benefits. Officials of Local 11 of the AFL-CIO's Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union said that employees voted 269 to 0 last week to ratify a three-year agreement with the Hyatt Regency, Hyatt on Sunset and Hyatt Wilshire hotels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1990 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 25 union employees of the Registry Hotel in Universal City demonstrated Tuesday in an effort to force MCA to intervene to save their jobs, which are threatened in what a labor official termed a "union-busting effort" by the hotel's new buyer. The 24-story luxury hotel is scheduled to close Jan. 30 when a Taiwan-based firm takes over and to reopen later under new management.
BUSINESS
June 30, 2000 | Nancy Cleeland
Several hundred union protesters blocked traffic for 25 minutes at a key Santa Monica intersection, where they staged a mock trial of the nonunion Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Police arrested about 30 who sat in the middle of Ocean Avenue at Colorado Boulevard, as supporters whistled, banged drums and chanted, "No justice, no peace!"
NEWS
December 26, 1986
About 1,200 Disneyland Hotel employees represented by the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union have voted to ratify a new four-year contract, spokesmen for both sides announced. The agreement ends a stormy 10-month period during which the union members worked without a contract at the hotel amid picketing and occasional boycotts, protests and arrests. Hotel and union officials refused to disclose the terms of the new contract package.
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