HERE Local 11 Officer Election Flyers, 1978

In 1978, members of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees union Local 11 challenged their union’s ban on non-citizen officers and its long-serving leadership. Key issues for the opposition (reflecting in these campaign flyers) were declining union membership and density, lack of attention to the concerns of the Spanish-speaking majority of members, and a sense that leaders were too cozy with employers. From the papers of the ACLU of Southern California, box 826 folder 6, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles. View Document. Learn more about UNITE HERE Local 11.