Gabriel San Roman
Lawsuits, Protests And Victories Turn Up Heat In OC, LBC Hotel Wars
Updated: Aug 13, 2020
Whether loud protests with drums and whistles outside Anaheim Resort hotels in the early morning hours or quieter lawsuit filings in courtrooms, the local hotel wars have many fronts. Unite Here Local 11, a union representing hotel workers, is active on all of them. There’s been protests outside the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort with planned arrests and pickets with one unplanned arrest when labor organizer Joseph Murphy got hauled off by Anaheim PD following a citizen’s arrest for disturbing the peace–Murphy chanted and banged drums that morning around 5:20 a.m.
The hard work is paying off with #RaiseOC lifting wages at two OC hotels so far.
Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post: