Media Reports: UNITE HERE

UNITE HERE Local 11 Media Reports, 1970s to 2000s

The future is ours! UNITE HERE staged a massive civil disobedience action in support of hotel workers along the Century Blvd. corridor in 2006.

Follow the development of L.A.’s hotel workers union from the mid-1970s to the mid-2000s. Older articles refer to separate Hotel Employee and Restaurant Employee (H.E.R.E.) locals across southern California. The union changed its name to UNITE HERE in 2004 as a result of a union merger at the national level. Later the Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Long Beach locals merged into UNITE HERE Local 11. News reports are from the Los Angeles Times and La Opinion. Or browse a selection of TV news of labor events.

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Bernstein, Harry. “57 Restaurants Withdraw From Bargaining Unit: BARGAINING COUNCIL.” Los Angeles Times (1923-1995); Los Angeles, Calif. February 25, 1976, sec. PART ONE LATE FINAL. https://search.proquest.com/hnplatimes/docview/157971327/abstract/22178DDBE38C44C9PQ/5.
Bernstein, Harry. “Strikes Start at Four L.A. Area Restaurants: Union Blames Action on Deliberate Antilabor Campaign by Employers Strikes Begin at 4 Area Restaurants.” Los Angeles Times (1923-1995); Los Angeles, Calif. April 1, 1976, sec. PART II. https://search.proquest.com/hnplatimes/docview/158085020/abstract/87E71AFCF59F419CPQ/1.
Bernstein, Harry. “Restaurateur Says Industry Needs Unions: Restaurateur Says More Unionization Is Needed.” Los Angeles Times (1923-1995); Los Angeles, Calif. April 2, 1976, sec. PART II. https://search.proquest.com/hnplatimes/docview/157902060/abstract/D993516C55FF4A44PQ/17.
Luther, Claudia. “Denial of Union Offices to Noncitizens Challenged in Suit.” Los Angeles Times (1923-1995); Los Angeles, Calif. April 8, 1978, sec. PART ONE. https://search.proquest.com/hnplatimes/docview/158582821/abstract/FDC4B54C3CCD4543PQ/1.
Igler, Marc. “UAW Members Join Cause of Fired Maids: Van Nuys Local Walks in Picket Line at Holiday Inn, Also Plans to Help Monetarily.” Los Angeles Times (1923-1995); Los Angeles, Calif. March 21, 1985, sec. GLENDALE. https://search.proquest.com/hnplatimes/docview/154151867/abstract/3CB6F8C192AC46E5PQ/1.
Bernstein, Harry. “Restaurant Workers Union Faces Court Test: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). July 24, 1985, sec. Business; 4; Financial Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/292174498/abstract/5D3A6FB5A6664D92PQ/1.
Hernandez, Marita. “Latinos Fight for Clout in Restaurant Union Local: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). August 20, 1985, sec. Metro; 2; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/292186190/5D3A6FB5A6664D92PQ/3.
Hernandez, Marita. “Union’s Latinos Win Right to Translations of Meetings: [Home Edition 1].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). January 4, 1986, sec. 1; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/292238978/5D3A6FB5A6664D92PQ/4.
OLMO, FRANK del. “If `Illegals’ Are a Problem, Labor Unions Are a Solution: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). January 9, 1986, sec. Metro; 2; Op Ed Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/292243871/5D3A6FB5A6664D92PQ/5.
“The Region: [Home Edition 4].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). January 19, 1986, sec. 1; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/292200884/abstract/5D3A6FB5A6664D92PQ/6.
“Union Sued Over English-Only Policy.” Asian Week (1983-1989); San Francisco, Calif. September 12, 1986. http://search.proquest.com/ethnicnewswatch/docview/371352700/abstract/2CE712EE2574860PQ/5.
Murphy, Kim. “Hotel Union Must Use Translator, Court Rules: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). May 22, 1987, sec. Metro; 2; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/292702921/5D3A6FB5A6664D92PQ/12.
McGARRY, T. W. “New Caterer Asked to Retain Employees Burbank Airport Backs Food Workers: [Valley Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). June 16, 1987, sec. Metro; 2; Zones Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/292566037/abstract/5D3A6FB5A6664D92PQ/13.
McGARRY, T. W. “New Caterer at Airport Asked to Retain Workers: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). June 18, 1987, sec. Glendale; 9; Zones Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/292570004/5D3A6FB5A6664D92PQ/14.
McGARRY, T. W. “Airport Backs Union’s Push to Keep Jobs: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). June 21, 1987, sec. San Gabriel Valley; 9; Zones Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/292538281/5D3A6FB5A6664D92PQ/15.
McGARRY, T. W. “Placards Dance and Songs Fly at Protest over Firing of Restaurant Workers. Spirits Soar as Protests Meet at Airport: [Valley Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). July 2, 1987, sec. Metro; 2; Zones Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/292640818/abstract/5D3A6FB5A6664D92PQ/16.
Sullivan, Meg. “Restaurant Union Complains Airport, Caterer Are Accused of Age Bias: [Valley Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). July 29, 1987, sec. Metro; 2; Zones Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/292748087/abstract/5D3A6FB5A6664D92PQ/17.
Sullivan, Meg. “Airport, Caterer Accused of Age Bias by Restaurant Union: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). July 30, 1987, sec. Glendale; 9; Zones Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/292551393/5D3A6FB5A6664D92PQ/18.
“The Region: [Southland Edition 3].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). August 13, 1987, sec. 1; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/292627781/abstract/5D3A6FB5A6664D92PQ/19.
“Local News in Brief Hotels, Union Agree on New Contract: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). December 3, 1988, sec. Metro; 2; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/280668199/abstract/9F14276A86874220PQ/24.
“Hotel Workers Union Local OKs 4-Year Contract: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). December 11, 1988, sec. Metro; 2; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/280653526/9F14276A86874220PQ/25.
Boyarsky, Bill. “Bradley Pledges to Aid Hotel Workers’ Union in Organizing Efforts: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). March 3, 1989, sec. Metro; 2; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/280684168/9F14276A86874220PQ/26.
“Latina Will Head Hotel Workers Union: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). April 21, 1989, sec. Metro; 2; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/280758029/abstract/9F14276A86874220PQ/27.
Hernandez, Marita. “Organizer Wins Post of President Latina Leads Takeover of Union From Anglo Males: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). May 6, 1989, sec. 1; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/280817248/abstract/9F14276A86874220PQ/28.
Reichl, Ruth. “The Carnegie Deli Comes West-to a Star-Studded Opening: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). July 20, 1989, sec. Metro; 2; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/280928618/9F14276A86874220PQ/30.
Baker, Bob. “Arrests Fan Hotel’s Labor Dispute: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). October 18, 1989, sec. Metro; PART-B; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/280807173/abstract/9F14276A86874220PQ/31.
Hwangbo, Kay. “New Hotel Embattled with Boycott.” Korea Times, Monthly English Ed.; Los Angeles, Calif. January 13, 1991, sec. Southland. http://search.proquest.com/ethnicnewswatch/docview/367869889/citation/D828AE9382294F21PQ/1.
Reich, Kenneth. “Security Zones Put Bite on Airport Businesses Safety: New Restrictions Prompted by Terrorism Worries Have Cut into Profit Margins. Some Officials Say the Rules Will Remain Even after the Gulf War Ends.: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext); Los Angeles, Calif. February 11, 1991, sec. PART-A; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/281360629/abstract/2D5F821C772D49DEPQ/5.
Comesana, Pablo. “Miembros de la Local 11 se oponen a sus lideres.” La Opinión; Los Angeles, Calif. April 21, 1992. http://search.proquest.com/ethnicnewswatch/docview/368115147/abstract/D828AE9382294F21PQ/7.
Zuviria, Marcelo. “Lider de Local 11 pide al gobierno que intervenga en su disputa laboral.” La Opinión; Los Angeles, Calif. April 22, 1992. http://search.proquest.com/ethnicnewswatch/docview/368114146/abstract/D828AE9382294F21PQ/8.
Hernandez, Jesus, and Jose Ubaldo. “Arrestan a empleados de hoteles y restuarantes durante una protesta.” La Opinión; Los Angeles, Calif. April 24, 1992. http://search.proquest.com/ethnicnewswatch/docview/368113686/abstract/D828AE9382294F21PQ/9.
Clifford, Frank. “Union’s Video Warns Tourists L.A. Isn’t Safe: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). June 23, 1992, sec. PART-A; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/281584784/abstract/989FFE151CDE4277PQ/2.
Martinez, Al. “How to Get Attention: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). June 25, 1992, sec. Metro; PART-B; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/281679152/abstract/989FFE151CDE4277PQ/3.
Mann, Eric. “Video Age Reaches Union Bargaining: Hotel Workers Touch L.A.’s Image-Conscious Sore Spot with ‘City on the Edge,’ a Tape to Discourage Visitors.” Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File). June 26, 1992, sec. San Diego County. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/1730177659/abstract/989FFE151CDE4277PQ/5.
Mann, Eric. “COLUMN LEFT/ ERIC MANN Video Age Reaches Union Bargaining Hotel Workers Touch L.A.’s Image-Conscious Sore Spot with `City on the Edge,’ a Tape to Discourage Visitors.: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). June 26, 1992, sec. Metro; PART-B; Op Ed Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/281749028/abstract/989FFE151CDE4277PQ/4.
Zuviria, Marcelo. “Sindicalistas critican a Ueberroth por no incluirlos en Rebuild L.A.” La Opinión; Los Angeles, Calif. July 3, 1992. http://search.proquest.com/ethnicnewswatch/docview/368162391/abstract/D828AE9382294F21PQ/11.
Proffitt, Steve. “LOS ANGELES TIMES INTERVIEW :  Maria Elena Durazo :  Controversial Local Union Head Takes No Prisoners to Win the Point.” Los Angeles Times, September 27, 1992. http://articles.latimes.com/1992-09-27/opinion/op-486_1_los-angeles.
Doherty, Jake. “USC University, Union Continue Talks: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). April 25, 1993, sec. City Times; Zones Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/281994430/abstract/743B5BBEF6C74E57PQ/2.
Doherty, Jake. “USC New Pact for Housing and Dining Workers: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). May 2, 1993, sec. City Times; Zones Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/282029026/abstract/743B5BBEF6C74E57PQ/3.
Robles, Francisco. “Trabajadores de hoteles y restaurantes se manifiestan por un salario mejor pagado.” La Opinión; Los Angeles, Calif. July 19, 1993. http://search.proquest.com/ethnicnewswatch/docview/368200033/abstract/D828AE9382294F21PQ/17.
Davis, Mike. “Trying to Build a Union Movement in Los Angeles: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext); Los Angeles, Calif. March 20, 1994, sec. Opinion; PART-M; Opinion Desk. https://search.proquest.com/hnplatimes/docview/282221082/abstract/A5FB1BED9A484815PQ/28.
“Asian Pacific Americans Opposed to Proposition 187.” Korea Times, Monthly English Ed.; Los Angeles, Calif. September 7, 1994. http://search.proquest.com/ethnicnewswatch/docview/367526520/abstract/D828AE9382294F21PQ/22.
WRITER, K. CONNIE KANG TIMES STAFF. “Korean Groups Back Latino Hotel Workers: Labor: A Coalition Is Pressing the L.A. Hilton’s Owner Not to Let a Management Firm Displace Union Staffers.” Los Angeles Times (1923-1995); Los Angeles, Calif. November 27, 1994, sec. West Ventura County. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1973882034/abstract/3CB7212A500649E1PQ/1.
Kong, Deborah. “UCLA Students Take Final Exam By Pushing For Workers’ Rights.” Asianweek; San Francisco, Calif. March 31, 1995. http://search.proquest.com/ethnicnewswatch/docview/367615857/abstract/D828AE9382294F21PQ/27.
SCHWADA, JOHN. “Airport Food Workers Say Plan May Cost 325 Jobs Labor: Outgoing Vendors Have given Layoff Notices to Union Employees. The Workers Say Incoming Upscale Firms Have Not Been Hiring Them and Fear That New Positions Will Have Lower Wages and Benefits.: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext); Los Angeles, Calif. April 27, 1995, sec. Metro; PART-B; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/293072916/abstract/2D5F821C772D49DEPQ/6.
Marrero, Maria del Pilar. “Concejo de LA busca proteger a trabajadores del aeropuerto: convoca a rferia de trabajos’ para el miercoles proximo.” La Opinión; Los Angeles, Calif. May 27, 1995. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/368156101/abstract/A500B9F74474594PQ/3.
“LOS ANGELES 15 Arrested in Union Demonstration at USC: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). June 16, 1995, sec. Metro; PART-B; Metro Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/293102573/abstract/743B5BBEF6C74E57PQ/5.
Gregory, Stephen. “USC Union Workers Take Protest to Street: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). June 25, 1995, sec. City Times; Zones Desk. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/293162086/abstract/83E4E2B59F3C4A4APQ/5.
Lindo, Roger. “Lideres angelinos dan su apoyo a la junta directiva del sindicato HEREIU.” La Opinión; Los Angeles, Calif. September 2, 1995. http://search.proquest.com/ethnicnewswatch/docview/368218812/abstract/D828AE9382294F21PQ/32.
“En defensa de los inmigrantes: Organizaciones latinas y afroamericanas, grupos sindicales y abogados pro-derechos civiles de Estados Unidos anunciaron aqui la formacion de una coalicion multirracial en defensa de los inmigrantes y las minorias etnica.” El Diario La Prensa; New York, N.Y. October 8, 1995. http://search.proquest.com/ethnicnewswatch/docview/368555904/abstract/D828AE9382294F21PQ/34.