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UNITE HERE Records LSC.2325
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Description
UNITE-HERE Local 11 traces its origins to the Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International union founded in 1891 and has been active in Southern California since the 1930s. Local 11 partnered with other labor and community organizations to play a key role in reviving the Los Angeles labor movement during the 1990s and 2000s. Local 11 grew through mergers with HERE locals in Santa Monica (Local 814) in 2002 and Orange County/Long Beach (Local 681) in 2008. HERE International merged with UNITE (Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees) to form UNITE-HERE in July, 2004. This collection consists of materials documenting UNITE-HERE Locals 11, 814 and 681 and includes files of union leaders Maria Elena Durazo, Kurt Petersen and Tom Walsh, Executive Board meeting minutes, newspaper coverage in English and Spanish of union campaigns, union serial publications, booklets and videos, television coverage of organizing campaigns, transcribed oral histories, photographs and ephemera.
Background
UNITE-HERE Local 11 traces its origins to the Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union founded in 1891 and has been active in Southern California since the 1930s. Along with Justice for janitors, LAANE and the County Federation of Labor, it played a key role in reviving the Los Angeles labor movement during the 1990s and 2000s. HERE International merged with UNITE (Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees Union) to form UNITE-HERE in July, 2004.
Extent
33.8 linear feet (25 boxes, 15 cartons, 11 flat boxes, 3 oversize flat boxes, 1 flat file)
Restrictions
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Availability
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