June 24, 2004 |
High-stakes negotiations between Los Angeles-area hotels and the hotel workers union have broken down, as national chains like Hyatt and Sheraton resist the union's novel plan to line up contract expiration dates across the country, opening the door to a national strike.
August 13, 1987 |
With a bit of non-alcoholic bubbly, Carson officials toasted the end of years of effort to get a $35-million hotel and office complex near the Community Center. "To the new hotel," declared Mayor Kay Calas with her glass held high during the celebration in council offices Monday. Calas, who abstained from voting on the project because she owns land nearby, had just signed a deed conveying a 6.3-acre parcel of land from the city to two developers for $3.3 million.
June 10, 2002 |
Striking workers at two hotels on Walt Disney Co.'s Walt Disney World property approved a contract Sunday that will let many of them go back to work. Teamsters Local 385, representing housekeepers, laundry workers, seamstresses and public area attendants at Walt Disney World's Swan and Dolphin hotels, declared the strike two weeks ago in one of the rare labor disputes in Orlando's tourism industry. The contract covers 400 of the hotels' 2,000 workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1991 |
The City Council will decide tonight whether to award a builder of low-income housing the contract to renovate the Allen Hotel, a dilapidated historic building that city officials have been trying to renovate for years. In September, a special city panel voted 3 to 2 to select Jose Zepeda of Anaheim Hills, a grocer and developer, to remodel and expand the structure.
February 8, 2012 |
New York hotel operators and their employees tentatively agreed to a new contract that will bring workers lucrative pay raises, full paid benefits, and sizable pension contributions. All that -- and a personal panic button. In the wake of a hotel sexual assault scandal surrounding French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Lisa Linden, a spokeswoman for the Hotel Assn. of New York City , said there was “joint recognition” that hotel workers need protection. “It's something that has certainly been talked about for some time,” Linden said, adding that the Strauss-Kahn situation in New York “heightened the awareness of the issue.” John Turchiano, a spokesman for the New York Hotel Trades Council, said that over the years there have been problems with hotel guests acting inappropriately.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1992
About 4,600 union employees at eight downtown, San Fernando Valley and Westside hotels rejected a management contract offer and voted Thursday to begin staging nonviolent demonstrations next week at several hotels, union officials said. Maria Elena Durazo, president of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union Local 11, said the voice vote by members was taken after the union's collective bargaining agreement with the Los Angeles Hotel Employer's Council expired at midnight Wednesday.