Entries by UNITEHERELocal30

San Diego hotels: labor in revolt

Owners of San Diego’s hotels “will do anything they can to stay nonunion,” says Brigette Browning, and she plans to do something about it. For six years, she has been president of Unite Here Local 30, the labor union that represents 4000 hotel, gaming, and food-service workers in the county. “I would like to be […]

Latest shop steward training concludes successfully

On December 11th, nine Local 30 members completed the shop steward training program and were certified by the union. The program consisted of three three-hour training sessions. Participants learned contract enforcement and organizing skills. The new stewards will be active at the Hyatt Mission Bay, Westin Gaslamp, and Kona Kai hotels, and the Convention Center.

Picket at Hilton Mission Valley

On Saturday November 11th, workers staged a picket at the Hilton Mission Valley, the latest in a long line of protests at the hotel. Workers marched and bullhorned outside the hotel from seven thirty in the morning until eight thirty. A majority of workers at the Hilton Mission Valley have signed cards indicating their wish […]

HEI workers picket Hilton Mission Valley

Workers from the Hilton Mission Valley and Marriott La Jolla picketed the Hilton Mission Valley the morning of Friday October 5th. They were joined by workers from other hotels. The action was part of a string at the two HEI properties, including a Marriott La Jolla morning picket Sunday September 30th and a Marriott La […]

Marriott La Jolla workers go public with organizing drive

On Monday, September 10th, workers from the Marriott La Jolla brought their campaign to organize a union into the open. A strong majority of the one hundred twenty workers at the HEI owned and operated property had signed cards indicating their wish to join UNITE HERE, the hotel workers’ union. The workers went to the […]