When the COVID-19 pandemic set in and men and women around the world desperately needed care and information, there was no time to lose. Fortunately, members of Kaiser Permanente in Southern California were set with immediate access to top quality virtual medical care. Kaiser Permanente’s Virtual Medical Center (VMC) in So Cal was already up…

Over 100 Santa Monica hotel workers took action designed to call attention to the need for healthcare coverage through the COVID-19 pandemic. The demonstration comes after hundreds of hotel workers in Long Beach and Santa Monica participated in car caravans to call attention to the need for healthcare coverage through the crisis. Unemployment exceeds 90% in…

A week after Mayor Eric Garcetti announced  that the City of Los Angeles has contracted with the Serving Our Community initiative, dozens of cooks at the University of Southern California and proud UNITE HERE Local 11 members have returned to work to prepare and package meals for low-income, housebound, and isolated seniors. “I am so happy…

UNITE HERE Local 11, in partnership with Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Cedars-Sinai, launched a Farm Box Program – a free healthy, fresh fruit and vegetable giveaway service for 1,100 families experiencing financial insecurity during COVID-19. UNITE HERE Local 11 members, many of whom have been laid off or had…

The University of California’s largest employee union has announced the first known fatality amongst its membership due to Coronavirus. Local 3299 received word this morning that one of its members—a campus shuttle driver at UC Santa Cruz who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, succumbed this morning to complications from the disease at a…

In celebration of Good Friday, UNITE HERE Local 11, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the Forum, the City of Inglewood, Labor Community Services, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and other organizations hosted a food distribution for more than 7,000 families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. UNITE HERE Local 11 members…

You may still be able to get a room at the famed Chateau Marmont, frequent sojourning spot for Hollywood’s celebs, but chances are the glitterati won’t be in abundant supply. And good luck finding any staff to handle your bags or bring you a drink. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has taken a devastating toll on…

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