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June 3, 2010
L os Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich reiterated his opposition on Wednesday to a boycott of Arizona in response to the state's contentious illegal immigration law. Supervisors Antonovich and Don Knabe were on the losing end of the 3-2 vote Tuesday to join the city of Los Angeles and a growing list of local governments protesting Arizona's new law targeting illegal immigration. Antonovich rallied Wednesday with Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner outside the county Hall of Administration, contending that the boycott was an economic catastrophe at a time of sky-high unemployment and deficits.
NEWS
By Ryan Vaillancourt | September 13, 2007
DOWNTOWN — A small cadre of Hilton Glendale workers and union organizers marked the two-year anniversary of a push by many of the hotel’s workers to unionize by picketing in front of Glendale-based Nestle USA on Wednesday to seek support for an ongoing, union-backed boycott of the hotel. The group of about 15 gathered on the sidewalk outside Nestle USA’s Brand Boulevard headquarters, a short walk for the workers from the Hilton Glendale across the street, calling on the company to “be a good neighbor” and sever ties with the hotel until the labor dispute is resolved.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | May 2, 2006
GLENDALE ? The usually crowded day labor center didn't bother opening on Monday, as many immigrants living in Glendale and Burbank stayed home from work, joining in a nationwide boycott in support of rights for illegal immigrants. Activists for immigration reform urged people not to show up to work on Monday or purchase any goods in a show of power of the immigrant population. Maria Estrada, of Glendale, said she had plenty of food stocked away from a few days ago and enough gas in her car to last her through today so that she wouldn't have to make any purchases on Monday.
NEWS
November 17, 2006
Hilton Glendale General Manager Linda Norman had a different take on Tuesday's demonstration by employees who used the occasion to announce that they are expanding a boycott against Eagle Hospitality Properties Trust, the owner of the hotel. Several employees want to start a union over what they say are wages that are too low and benefits that don't reach market standards. Until Tuesday, the boycott included only the Glendale hotel, but expanded to five others in the Eagle Hospitality chain.
NEWS
June 2, 2004
As a longtime Glendale resident, I have shopped at the Galleria since it opened. Now I find myself disgusted with the tactics of General Growth. It seems their fear of the Town Center development has spurred them to punish the taxpayers of Glendale. It is going to cost the citizens of Glendale hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for defending against the frivolous lawsuit General Growth has filed, to place the referendum on the ballot, and in lost revenue from taxes generated by the Town Center project.
NEWS
By Robert S. Hong | March 9, 2007
GLENDALE — While residents and dignitaries met inside the Hilton Glendale for the 44th Annual Glendale Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, hotel employees and organizers from labor union Unite Here picketed the event and held their own prayer vigil outside. Having called for a boycott on the hotel in light of claims of unfair working conditions and a dispute over how a vote to unionize would be handled, members of Unite Here — a local union that represents hotel employees among many others — and hotel employees picketed the city's event and urged people not to enter.
FEATURES
May 15, 2006
Boycott will awaken a nation's 'sleeping giant' I think the May 1 "boycott" will have a big effect ? only one that the organizers didn't intend ("Locals engage in boycott," May 3 ). They were right in one thing they said ? "a sleeping giant is being awakened." That is the American people, who've been silent or passive about illegal immigration and pressing our government to enforce the laws of our country. I, for one, am one of those. I work in the garment industry ? the vortex of employing illegal immigrants.
NEWS
By Robert S. Hong | January 18, 2007
GLENDALE — The Redevelopment Agency voted down a plan Tuesday to hold an upcoming city event at the Hilton Glendale due to an ongoing labor dispute between the hotel's employees and management. The agency voted unanimously to hold an "Invest in Glendale" seminar to attract potential investors and businesses to Glendale, but voted against holding it at the Hilton, the venue for which it was originally proposed. The agency voted 4-1 against having it at the Hilton, with member Dave Weaver voting against.
BUSINESS
By Vince Lovato | July 7, 2006
GLENDALE ? Officials with the Hilton Glendale and a union that represents hotel workers announced on Thursday that they have settled 11 complaints filed on behalf of Hilton workers with the National Labor Relations Board, scuttling a hearing on the charges scheduled for Monday. Unite Here, a union representing area restaurant and hotel workers, filed the complaints against the hotel in November, alleging that Hilton Glendale's management created onerous working conditions and harassed workers, Unite Here spokeswoman Paulina Gonzales said.
FEATURES
May 6, 2006
Immigration protests insulting to citizens Regarding the protest march ("Locals engage in boycott," Tuesday), I am writing to voice my opinion ? an opinion voiced by many, especially those who have come to this country legally and to those who have been blessed to have been born in this country. Doing it right means waiting your turn and sometimes waiting years. For those who marched and waived banners exclaiming "immigrants' rights" I say, what rights? Because someone hires a person who has entered the country illegally and that person or their children are allowed benefits, education and other services because of the "politically correct" view of some in Sacramento, does not make these illegal immigrants right ?
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NEWS
June 3, 2010
L os Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich reiterated his opposition on Wednesday to a boycott of Arizona in response to the state's contentious illegal immigration law. Supervisors Antonovich and Don Knabe were on the losing end of the 3-2 vote Tuesday to join the city of Los Angeles and a growing list of local governments protesting Arizona's new law targeting illegal immigration. Antonovich rallied Wednesday with Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner outside the county Hall of Administration, contending that the boycott was an economic catastrophe at a time of sky-high unemployment and deficits.
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BUSINESS
By Jason Wells | June 5, 2008
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — Workers at the Hilton Glendale on Wednesday signed a groundbreaking, five-year union contract with hotel managers two years after calling for a community boycott to bring attention to their cause. The contract includes provisions for safety conditions, wage increases, job security, pension plans and healthcare for employee family members, said Paulina Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for Unite Here, the union that brokered the agreement. “It’s a first-time contract, and for being that, it’s really, really good,” she said.
NEWS
By Ryan Vaillancourt | September 13, 2007
DOWNTOWN — A small cadre of Hilton Glendale workers and union organizers marked the two-year anniversary of a push by many of the hotel’s workers to unionize by picketing in front of Glendale-based Nestle USA on Wednesday to seek support for an ongoing, union-backed boycott of the hotel. The group of about 15 gathered on the sidewalk outside Nestle USA’s Brand Boulevard headquarters, a short walk for the workers from the Hilton Glendale across the street, calling on the company to “be a good neighbor” and sever ties with the hotel until the labor dispute is resolved.
NEWS
By Carl Raggio | June 5, 2007
It has been about two years since Unite Here began an effort to organize the employees at the Hilton Glendale. It's been about a year since a boycott of the hotel was called, and picketing has been staged for particular events taking place at the Hilton. The issue between Hilton's management and the union, Unite Here, seems to be at an impasse. There have been some ramifications because of the boycott, some loss of business at the hotel. This is not good for Glendale. "Unite" (formerly a union of needle trades, textiles and industrial employees)
NEWS
By Robert S. Hong | March 9, 2007
GLENDALE — While residents and dignitaries met inside the Hilton Glendale for the 44th Annual Glendale Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, hotel employees and organizers from labor union Unite Here picketed the event and held their own prayer vigil outside. Having called for a boycott on the hotel in light of claims of unfair working conditions and a dispute over how a vote to unionize would be handled, members of Unite Here — a local union that represents hotel employees among many others — and hotel employees picketed the city's event and urged people not to enter.
NEWS
By Robert S. Hong | January 18, 2007
GLENDALE — The Redevelopment Agency voted down a plan Tuesday to hold an upcoming city event at the Hilton Glendale due to an ongoing labor dispute between the hotel's employees and management. The agency voted unanimously to hold an "Invest in Glendale" seminar to attract potential investors and businesses to Glendale, but voted against holding it at the Hilton, the venue for which it was originally proposed. The agency voted 4-1 against having it at the Hilton, with member Dave Weaver voting against.
NEWS
December 2, 2006
Grilling boycott idea is unreasonable Although local resident Margaret Hammond and I have found ourselves on the opposite side of a few issues in the past, Aram Barsoumian's suggestion that because she took up a viewpoint contrary to his, all citizens should boycott the organizations with which she is affiliated ("Angry at council's decision on grilling," Mailbag, Oct. 30) is ridiculous beyond words. The only punishment that would result would be a terrible loss for the citizens of Glendale.
NEWS
November 17, 2006
Hilton Glendale General Manager Linda Norman had a different take on Tuesday's demonstration by employees who used the occasion to announce that they are expanding a boycott against Eagle Hospitality Properties Trust, the owner of the hotel. Several employees want to start a union over what they say are wages that are too low and benefits that don't reach market standards. Until Tuesday, the boycott included only the Glendale hotel, but expanded to five others in the Eagle Hospitality chain.
NEWS
By Robert S. Hong | November 15, 2006
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — More than 30 boisterous employees of the Hilton Glendale were joined in a demonstration on Tuesday by union members, clergy and a city councilman seeking to extend a boycott against the hotel operator. The boycott stems from a year-long battle to join with Unite Here — a local union that represents hotel employees among many others — to achieve better wages and health benefits. They had previously called for Hilton Glendale clients to boycott the hotel, and have now asked for a boycott of five new Eagle Hospitality Properties Trust's hotels.
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