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Watchdog Group Files Complaint Alleging Potential Pandemic Loan Abuse By UNITE-HERE Local 11

Last month, the Center for Union Facts filed a complaint  with the U.S. Small Business Administration urging Administrator Guzman to investigate potential abuse of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) committed by Unite Here Local 11. The complaint, which was sent to Administrator Guzman on January 21, 2022, outlines disturbing issues regarding a union-linked nonprofit that were recently reported by the Washington Free Beacon. The nonprofit ...

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Did UNITE-HERE Local 11 Skirt Rules On PPP Funding?

[This story originally appeared on Eyes on Local 11 on November 30, 2021]  In March 2020, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), unleashing billions in emergency loans for COVID-affected businesses – loans meant to help them keep their workers employed. When PPP loans were originally introduced, labor unions were not allowed to apply. But, there was a loophole that allowed a union’s ...

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Resort Union Doublethink On Measure L & Disney

Readers of George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984 are familiar with the concept of doublethink: “The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them… To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion ...

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What Is The Coalition Of Resort Labor Unions?

Yesterday, the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions held a press conference to announce their class action lawsuit against the Disneyland Resort and SodexoMagic (a Disneyland Resort tenant), alleging the company is not complying with Anaheim’s “living wage” ordinance. It received plenty of media coverage – none of which relates much information about the CRLU member unions and their “allies” who ...

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UNITE-HERE Boss Ada Briceno Discriminated Against Union Employees On Race, Age

Ada Briceno, the head of UNITE-HERE Local 11 and chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County presents herself as a champion of the disadvantaged and opponent of discrimination, but engaged in racial and age discrimination against long-time UNITE-HERE staff, beginning with taking over the leadership Local 681 in 2001 – according a successful 2003 lawsuit against the union. Local ...

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Moreno, Briceno & Other Illegal Protest Defendants Share Attorney, Glorify Arrests

Councilman Jose F. Moreno, OC Democratic Party Chair Ada Briceno and the other 20 defendants being prosecuted for illegally shutting down the busy Harbor Boulevard/Katella Avenue intersection are all being represented by the same lawyer: criminal defense attorney: Fred Thiagarajah, a former deputy district attorney. Thiagarajah’s criminal defense practice includes theft, fraud, DUI, violent offenses, drug crimes, domestic violence and sex crimes. ...

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Echoes Of Anaheim In Amazon’s Escape From New York

Last week, Amazon walked away from a nearly $3 billion package in state and local tax incentives to build a sought after HQ2 in New York City – in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City. The agreement, announced last Fall, would have brought 25,000 good paying jobs to the area and generated an estimated $27 billion in tax revenues. ...

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Deceptive Union Campaign Garners 51.9% for $18 Minimum Wage Initiative

Backed by more than $1 million in Resort union funding and a deceptive campaign message, union-sponsored Measure L squeaked to a win with 51.9% of the vote. If Measure L survives virtually certain litigation, it would mandate that certain Anaheim Resort businesses raises their minimum hourly wage to $15 in January 2019, escalating each year to $18 in January 2020. ...

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