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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1994 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police arrested 37 demonstrators Thursday during a union-organized act of civil disobedience designed to dramatize the plight of about 550 hotel workers facing loss of their jobs because of an impending management change at the Los Angeles Hilton and Towers complex. "What would we do without our work?" asked Guadalupe Garcia, a widowed, 41-year-old mother of three and longtime housekeeper who was among those taken into custody in Downtown Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1994 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of Korean American organizations has come to the aid of union workers, predominantly Latinos, who could lose their jobs if the owner of the Downtown Los Angeles Hilton & Towers changes management firms. The coalition is exerting pressure on the South Korean owner of the hotel not only because "it is the morally correct thing to do, but because (the company's) decision can have a negative impact on the local Korean American community," said Paul S.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1994 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Relenting to union pressure as it enters the final week of contract negotiations, Disneyland has withdrawn its previous plan to subcontract cafeteria-service work. The Anaheim amusement park's management pulled back after Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union Local 681 waged a publicity campaign that began during the summer and threatened a boycott, saying the subcontracting would cost its members 100 good-paying jobs to a food vendor bringing its own crew of minimum-wage workers.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1994 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The union that represents more than 700 food service workers at Disneyland, signaling acrimonious labor negotiations ahead, has mounted a campaign against what it says are company plans to subcontract out work. Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union Local 681 has sent letters of appeal to state officials and distributed leaflets at the park, saying Disneyland has decided to farm out service work in the employees' cafeteria. Such a move, the union says, would cost its members 100 jobs.
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
June 9, 1994 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Averting a divisive battle just as thousands of visitors are arriving for the World Cup soccer tournament, management of a major Koreatown hotel has unexpectedly agreed to a new four-year contract with unionized workers. Labor leaders called last week's contract signing at the Radisson Wilshire Plaza a major victory in their aggressive push to organize low-wage, mostly Latino immigrant hotel employees throughout the Los Angeles area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1994 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A union representing Los Angeles-area hotel and restaurant workers launched a high-profile organizing campaign Wednesday, marching through Downtown streets and taking their demands for better wages and working conditions to city officials and tourism representatives.
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
August 12, 1992 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Labor Relations Board has cited the South Korean owners of the Wilshire Plaza Hotel for violating U.S. labor laws by refusing to rehire the majority of the hotel's 175 workers in an alleged bid to rid themselves of union sympathizers. The board is also seeking an order requiring the hotel's owners, the Koreana Hotel Co., to negotiate with the hotel employees' union. A hearing before a federal administrative law judge to resolve the issues has been set for Oct. 21.
NEWS
June 23, 1992 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles tourist industry, still reeling from the violent imagery of the Rodney G. King and Reginald O. Denny videotapes, is now contending with fallout from another widely distributed video. This one, produced by an embattled local union, portrays the city as a dangerous destination to be avoided.
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