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…

Even as we practice self-isolation and social distancing, the COVID-19 pandemic has also generated ways to bring us together to share comfort, resources and key information. Hundreds of people, both locally and from as far away as Honolulu, gathered via Zoom Thursday morning to attend “When The Paycheck Stops,” a webinar co-sponsored by the Los…

Los Angeles – Hospitality workers – room attendants, cooks and servers who are the backbone of the region’s tourism industry – not only are exceptionally vulnerable to the pernicious health consequences of this epidemic, but also confront unprecedented economic insecurity because of massive industry-wide layoffs and displacement. UNITE HERE Local 11 calls on the City of…

As everyone knows, there is no town more ethical than Tinseltown… No, no, wait… Pick yourself up off the floor and stifle those guffaws. By “ethical,” we mean that Hollywood is unionized pretty much across the board. All of the craftsmen who collectively produce your favorite films are members of unions, and those unions make…

Sixteen people were taken into LAPD custody after participating in peaceful civil disobedience as part of a pre-Thanksgiving protest at LAX. More than 600 people attended the demonstration calling on American Airlines to ensure that workers who cater its flights can afford to access medical care and raise their families in Los Angeles. Last night’s protest is the latest in a series of demonstrations at airports across the country…