In the thick of strike-mode is our first guest Ada Briceno, Co-President of UNITE-HERE Local 11, representing over 30,000 hotel workers, 60 hotels in Los Angeles County, Orange County and Arizona.
In the second segment (approx. minute 29:00), Youssef Kaddeche, transportation commissioner for Irvine City Council member Kathleen Treseder, talks e-bikes in around town; the software and the hardware of it all.
Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Gershwin Piano Quartet, “An American in Paris;” and Jimmy Scott performing, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
This close to the lore of Mary and Joseph looking for room at any inn, today we look at how workers are faring as they keep clean our hotels. For the whole program Austin Lynch, director and negotiator at Unite Here Local 11; and Maria Balderas, union member and rank and file leader, working at the Irvine Hilton – cover the working conditions for hotel staff as well as Irvine’s recently adopted workers protection ordinance, the first of its kind in Orange County. For those Irvine voters, who have signed the petition circulating to revoke the ordinance, who wish to retract their signatures, they can text 562-688-5867 for instructions. The document to complete is: https://www.unitehere11.org/wp-content/uploads/Irvine-Referendum-Petition-Signature-Withdrawal-Form-00420418xB613E.pdf
Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Groupo Nueva Vida, “Las Posadas,” Alabanzas Cristianas Que Llegan al Alma, Vol. 6
As we continue our focus on local candidates in the CA 3/3 Primary, we shall first hear from Ashleigh Aitken about her challenging the incumbent in the 3rd District of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. This district includes: portions of Anaheim and Irvine, Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, and Silverado and Trabuco Canyons. She is a former federal prosecutor and part of the Leadership Council of the United to End Homelessness OC.
In the second segment (Minute 30:40), Ada Briceño; co-president of UNITE HERE Local 11, a hotel and resort workers’ union and Chair of the Orange County Democratic Party, posts us on organizing at John Wayne Airport, LAX, and Loyola Marymount University. Clergy Laity United For Economic Justice (CLUE), has all the details for showing up and supporting the workers this Thursday, 2/13, at John Wayne noon-4 p.m.: email@example.com or 661-373-8679. Details about UNITE HERE Local 11’s 3 day fast, 2/12-2/14, at LAX include: Fast begins 6 am 2/12 near 6901 W Imperial Highway, Inglewood; 2/13 fasters are available 9 am- 6 pm at LAX upper/departures level between Bradley and Terminal 4; 2/14 fasters continue at same site 1 pm after morning appearance at LA City Council, fast breaking ceremony 5:30 pm on this day.