top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Mon Oct 15 2012 (Updated 10/19/12)
La Playa Carmel Labor Demonstrations Receive Boost from Quail Lodge Contract Victory
Mon Oct 15 2012 (Updated 10/19/12)
Hotel Workers and Unite Here Officials Continue to Fight for Justice at La Playa Hotel
After more than a dozen labor demonstrations at La Playa Carmel this summer which followed the announcement of a boycott of the hotel, community members had new answers to the question, "Is this working?" At a rally at the hotel held on September 28, Mark Weller of UNITE HERE Local 483, the hospitality union that represents workers in the Monterey Bay area, cited the recent contract approval negotiated for workers at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley as a victory for La Playa workers also.

Communication between La Playa's management and the former workers has been spotty, though. Only three of the 113 former workers have been rehired since they lost their jobs last November when the hotel changed ownership and closed for remodeling.

"People are asking, is this working? This is a fight not just for La Playa workers to get their jobs back, but for the entire labor movement, for the entire hospitality industry in the Monterey Bay. I just want to let you know this has wide reaching effects. Maybe some of you saw that Quail Lodge earlier in the week signed a contract for the re-opening of their hotel. They didn't want this over there. So this is a victory and we will continue to fight here until we get the victory for all of the La Playa workers," Weller said.

imc_photo.gifimc_video.gifRead More and View Photos and Videos | Quail Lodge Workers Ratify New Contract | See Also: imc_photo.gifimc_video.gifGrand Opening Boycott Rally at La Playa Hotel was Summer's Largest Protest in Carmel | imc_photo.gifimc_video.gifStrong Turnout at La Playa Carmel Post-Labor Day Rally | imc_photo.gifimc_video.gifLa Playa Hotel Boycott Rallies Continue Through Summer in Carmel | imc_photo.gifimc_video.gifLa Playa Carmel Siege, Day Two: Increased Police Pressure | imc_photo.gifimc_video.gifBoycott in Carmel: La Playa Hotel Siege, Day One

Previous Coverage: imc_photo.gifimc_video.gifBoycott of La Playa Carmel Announced at Hotel Workers Rally | imc_photo.gifimc_video.gifCarmel Becomes Center of Conflict in Monterey Bay Hotel Industry
04/22/17 Calling out the CHP for Hit and Run Murder Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | California04/22/17 The Future of Our Nation's Wild Horses is Uncertain Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | U.S. | Animal Liberation04/20/17 Campaign Against Those Without Homes in Santa Cruz Grows More Repressive, Even in the Rain Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia04/19/17 California Senate Committee Votes to Eliminate State's Money Bail System Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | California | Government & Elections04/19/17 New California State Legislation Honors The Dignity Of Transgender Prisoners Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | LGBTI / Queer | Indymedia | California04/18/17 Tens of Thousands in Over 150 US Cities Demonstrate Against Trump on Tax Day Front Page | Central Valley | San Francisco | East Bay | Peninsula | North Bay / Marin | North Coast | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia04/17/17 Anarchists and Antifascists Clash with Alt-Right, Neo-Nazis, and Trump Supporters Front Page | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | East Bay | California | U.S. | Immigrant Rights04/16/17 KPFA Local Station Board Member Tries to Secretly Create New Organization Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Indymedia | East Bay | California | U.S.04/13/17 Campaign for Sensible Transportation Proposes a Commuter Benefits Programs Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia04/13/17 Staff at Ella Baker Center Form a Union and Join CWA, Local 9415 Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Labor & Workers | East Bay04/12/17 Valerie Corral of Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana Speaks on Industry Today Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Drug War | Womyn | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: Santa Cruz Indymedia | Labor & Workers | Front Page
Freedom Sleepers # 94 - Sleep-Out to End the Sleeping Ban Keith McHenry (1 comment) Wednesday Apr 19th 2:28 PM
Freedom Sleepers # 93 - Sleep-Out to End the Sleeping Ban Keith McHenry (7 comments) Tuesday Apr 18th 9:44 AM
Struggle Against Sleeping Ban Becomes a Matter of Survival at City Hall Robert Norse (2 comments) Monday Apr 17th 11:38 PM
Fundraiser to Support LocalWiki! Santa Cruz Wiki News Saturday Apr 15th 9:37 PM
Cruzio’s Stand on Privacy, Security, and Net Neutrality Cruzio (3 comments) Tuesday Apr 11th 2:53 PM
Proposal for a Huge New Parking Garage in Santa Cruz Campaign for Sensible Transportation (1 comment) Saturday Apr 8th 10:13 PM
War Against the Poor and War Abroad Ramps Up Robert Norse (2 comments) Friday Apr 7th 8:49 AM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
News and Improvements at Riseup.net: Personally Encrypted Email Storage Riseup, your friendly radical tech collective Wednesday Apr 19th 11:20 AM
Lawsuit Targets Trump's Border Wall, Enforcement Program Center for Biological Diversity Wednesday Apr 12th 2:13 PM
Governor Brown’s “Resistance” Fails to Protect California Communities via Californians Against Fracking Saturday Apr 8th 5:09 PM
Nuke Shutdown News March 2017 Michael Steinberg Saturday Apr 1st 4:25 PM
No Funds for Border Wall in FY 2017? – Fight Shifts to FY 2018 via Earthjustice Wednesday Mar 29th 2:04 PM
Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Motion to Restore USDA Animal Welfare Documents via Animal Legal Defense Fund Wednesday Mar 29th 1:55 PM
House Republicans Launch Effort to Repeal Endangered Species Act Center for Biological Diversity Monday Mar 27th 6:17 PM
San Quintín Farmworkers Take Demands to Mexico City El Enemigo Común Monday Mar 27th 2:14 PM
Jornaleros de San Quintín llevan demandas a la Ciudad de México El Enemigo Común Monday Mar 27th 2:10 PM
More Global News...
[ × close ]
Are We Ready for Body-Worn Cameras in Santa Cruz? Steve Pleich Sunday Apr 16th 4:12 PM
Californians Against Fracking Responds to EPA’s Methane Regulation Announcement via Californians Against Fracking Friday Mar 17th 6:01 PM
Final Property for HWY 17 Wildlife Crossing Protected via Land Trust of Santa Cruz County (3 comments) Saturday Mar 4th 3:33 PM
KKK, other hate groups showing up in Bay Area San Francisco Chronicle (1 comment) Tuesday Feb 28th 9:51 PM
Cower or Continue? Bob Lamonica (1 comment) Wednesday Feb 22nd 9:07 PM
EPA Report Confirms Threat Posed By Fracking via Sierra Club Monday Dec 19th 6:47 PM
Hwy 17 Wildlife Tunnel in Sight: Land Trust Completes Funding for Land Protection via Land Trust of Santa Cruz County Monday Dec 19th 6:20 PM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]