SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
Indybay About Contact Newsletter Calendar Publish Community

Santa Cruz Indymedia | Labor & Workers | Front Page

Mon Oct 15 2012 (Updated 10/19/12) Hotel Workers and Unite Here Officials Continue to Fight for Justice at La Playa Hotel
La Playa Carmel Labor Demonstrations Receive Boost from Quail Lodge Contract Victory 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

11/21/14 Students Protest Tuition Increases, Class Size, Fewer Classes, Cuts to Services   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/18/14 Indybay Journalist Assaulted by Leon Panetta's Security; Protesters Banned from Bookstore   Anti-War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/18/14 Santa Cruz Biotechnology Charged Again with Violating Animal Welfare Act   Animal Liberation | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/14/14 Rasmea Odeh Conviction Protested Across U.S. by Supporters and Human Rights Activists   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Palestine | Immigrant Rights
11/13/14 Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs Shares in Solidarity with Those Being Arrested in Florida   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/13/14 Grand Jury Investigation Found Recent Jail Deaths Were Preventable   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/12/14 Strikes by California RNs Kick Off Actions for Patient Safety and Ebola Precautions   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Labor & Workers | California
11/11/14 Whole Foods Workers Demand $5-An-Hour Across-the-Board Wage Increase in SF and East Bay   Labor & Workers
11/05/14 Californians Win Victories on Fracking Despite Deluge of Oil Industry Cash   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/05/14 Police Take Leadership Role in 2014 Peace and Unity March   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
11/04/14 Fifth Man Killed at the Hands of Salinas Police in 2014: Jaime Garcia   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia