UNITE HERE! will protest Jay-Z’s Oscar party at Chateau Marmont

The union that helped muscle a controversial hotel worker ordinance and minimum wage hike through West Hollywood City Hall has a new target: Jay-Z.

UNITE HERE! Local 11 is set to protest the music mogul’s Oscar night party Sunday at the Chateau Marmont.

The union has been pushing a boycott of the hotel since the start of the COVID pandemic in 2020, when 250 employees were let go reportedly without insurance or severance.

The picket line will start at 8 p.m. Sunday featuring a giant balloon arch and signs of the faces of celebrities who have supported the boycott.

“Celebrities have a responsibility to lead by example. Jay-Z has the opportunity right now to do just that by listening to the stories of Chateau Marmont workers and move his event to a location that treats its workers with dignity and respect,” Kurt Petersen, co-president of Local 11, told Page Six.

Jay-Z, who will be joined by Beyonce, has yet to budge to the union’s demands.

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Don Jones
Don Jones
6 months ago

Just another photo app for the SHEs – Shyne, Horvath, and Erickson. Or maybe Horvath will be too busy at the Elton John party trolling for campaign cash.

Hey WEHO.
Hey WEHO.
6 months ago

As for the Oscars, no Latinos should come into the city this weekend. Strike. The entire city of West Hollywood. It speaks with forke tongue.

Joshua88
Joshua88
6 months ago

More thorough article on the Chateau – suggested reading for the ignorant commenters.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/mar/24/chateau-marmont-workers-picket-oscars-party

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
6 months ago
Reply to  Joshua88

Thanks for the Facts!

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
6 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

The “facts” according to The Guardian! I am 100% pro-union, but Unite 11 has proven themselves over and over to be bully and thugs. They are divisive and counter-productive to worker rights.

Joshua88
Joshua88
6 months ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

More on context than what was printed here. And that was the point.

kab1200
kab1200
5 months ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

Totally agree Alan. They act like the Mafia.

Joshua88
Joshua88
6 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

You are welcome.

A Depressing Reality
A Depressing Reality
6 months ago

West Hollywood has apparently become a city welcoming every grievance, disruption, aberrant and unlawful behavior in addition to bad actors that delight in scamming the residents accomplish their own development schemes and political goals, conveniently intertwined. There appears to be zero consciousness about ethical values and behavior while maintaining an Ethical Task Force with one prominent member an acknowledged supporter of Ed Buck. This is a depressing realization which became obvious several years ago and is endorsed on a nearly daily basis. The disturbing aspect is that WeHo actually believes it is a beacon to the world simply because they… Read more »

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
6 months ago

It is absolutely the depressing reality. This 1.9 square miles and our 38,000 unique souls are supposed to absorb every single slight that has ever occurred in human history. It’s exhausting to even attempt to shoulder that burden. That burden is made all the heavier when we are “nannied” into obligations we might otherwise take on our own, but are labeled intolerant, or worse, for daring to have a thought that does not hew to the toxic line of the ideological intolerant fringe. I don’t need Shyne, Horvath or Erickson as my nanny. My childhood nanny is still alive at… Read more »

A Depressing Reality
A Depressing Reality
6 months ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

Lovely Alan, now if we could inspire critical thinking within every segment of the community and encourage folks to find their own logical and common sense solutions without assuming victimhood we could move ahead of the curve. Victimhood is infectious, it’s own type of debilitating plague that touches everyone, ostensibly no one will be immune.

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
6 months ago

Critical thinking does not find a home in the toxic ideological intolerance of the performative left. The my-way-or-the-highway approach leaves no room for serious debate or civilized discourse. It’s why those of us in the real world of progressive politics lament the likely loss of the House and Senate in 2022, and the presidency in 2024. The West Hollywood crowd lives in an increasingly insular bubble of naivete and arrogance based on ignorance.

Last edited 6 months ago by Alan Strasburg
Steve Martin
Steve Martin
6 months ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

It is depressing but we have to figure out how to move beyond being a country of grievance; it is really easy to divide people but the challenge is how do you get people to work together for everyone’s common benefit when we foster a toxic atmosphere of distrust? Do we have to suffer like Ukraine before we become a united people again? Over there nobody is asking about your gender, your orientation or your pronouns, if you want to carry a gun then no questions asked.

Enough!
Enough!
6 months ago

🙄 just stop.

West
6 months ago

Nice astroturfed “movement”, Unite Here! The actual grassroots protest is happening Sunday 12-5PM on Highland between Sunset & Selma. Hollywood child abusers and enablers BTFO

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
6 months ago
Reply to  West

They have been protesting Chateau Marmont over a year now.

RecallWeHoCityCouncil
RecallWeHoCityCouncil
6 months ago

Latinos should also be protesting against all Oscar parties in West Hollywood since the Movie/TV Industry is very racist. Their entertainment product is now black and white, but when it comes to Latin-American talents, the racist Hollywood policy is Latino “Jim Crow” mantener fuera. 

Of course, a significant protest should occur at the One Hotel since the owner billionaire contributed money for NO gay marriage. So where is Duke Mason when you need him to do his “Beverly Hills Hotel anti-gay protest” in his hometown at the anti-gay owned One Hotel? 

Stevie
Stevie
6 months ago

Awww, the hired help union that control a few Counciltwits can’t out muscle a pair of blacks. How poor for them.

BrownEyedBoy
BrownEyedBoy
6 months ago

Gosh Shyne/Horvath/Erickson gave the union the keys to the City via the Hotel Ordinance sweetheart deal–what more do they want?

Randy
Randy
6 months ago
Reply to  BrownEyedBoy

John D’Amico voted for the same ordinance.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
6 months ago
Reply to  Randy

And Lauren Mesiter said she supported 90% of the proposal and conceded this was an issue of the City supporting economic justice for the workers who help keep our City coffers flush.

Last edited 6 months ago by Steve Martin
Randy
Randy
6 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

Steve, thanks for reminding me. And if I’m not mistaken, all five of the Councilmembers voted for the cost of living wage increase.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
6 months ago
Reply to  Randy

Right; there may have been some disagreements about days off but not the raise in WeHo min. wage.

BrownEyedBoy
BrownEyedBoy
6 months ago
Reply to  Randy

I know — weird right?!? Especially since @UNITEDHERE11 launched negative campaign ads against him in the last election.

Sad how much influence the union yields in our small town — but the mother’s milk of politics is money and influence & Shyne/Horvath/Erickson are sure lapping up the bucks from Unite Here.

Randy
Randy
6 months ago
Reply to  BrownEyedBoy

Maybe he was doing what he thought was right?

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
6 months ago
Reply to  Randy

It was John D’Amico who made the motion to raise the minimum wage to $17.60, which was higher than what Unite Here had proposed. So obviously he cared deeply about the issue.

Randy
Randy
6 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

Yes, thank you, Steve.

WeHo Mary!
WeHo Mary!
6 months ago

While they’re at it, maybe they can make some signs denouncing Jay-Z’s homophobic lyrics? For this reason, I’m always confused about the Beyoncé obsession in our community.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
6 months ago
Reply to  WeHo Mary!

Thanks! Will do!

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