Contentious Ocean Front Mixed-Use Developments Approved by Santa Monica City Council

Two mixed-use developments in the prime Ocean Park community of Santa Monica that have faced local opposition were cleared to proceed following a City Council vote on Tuesday. 446 more words


The character of Vicente Terrace

As it turns out, not all politics are local, and what with one thing or another going on in the world, I’m one local news obsessive who has had a difficult time lately obsessing on local news. 1,185 more words

More Than 7,000 Marriott Workers Across the U.S. Are On Strike

Roughly 7,700 Marriott hotel workers are on strike nationally as of Monday, as housekeepers, desk attendants, and other non-management employees from a handful of Hawaii hotels… 374 more words


Join DC 37 for a Rally Aug. 15 to Protest ICE Deportations


Union activists from the Northeast will gather in Philadelphia on Wed., Aug. 15 to rally and call for the end of deportations by U.S. 272 more words


Hotel workers from around the world challenge sexual harassment

Hotel workers facing sexual harassment from guests hand list of demands to Marriott bosses at UN Labour Council meeting in Geneva.

During the United Nations International Labour Organization Conference in Geneva last month, hotel workers from across the globe met to discuss the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace and hand an accord addressing the issue to Marriott bosses… 8 more words


Too soon, Unifor, too soon

The hotels were apparently pleased by the prospect of negotiating with Unifor. Alas, most* workers chose to stay with Unite Here Local 75.

But Unifor isn’t about to let a mere vote stand in its way at Fairmont Royal York. 283 more words