Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Virtual Job Fair On June 9, Presented by Anaheim Chamber of Commerce

The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Anaheim, is holding a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, June 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. According to the event, “The Anaheim/OC Job Fair encourages employers and jobseekers to virtually meet and explore career opportunities during this challenging economic time.”‘ The event will provide job seekers with an ...

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Jose Moreno Gets “Community Service” Slap On The Wrist For Illegally Shutting Down Katella/Habor Intersection In Union Action

On January 24, 2019, the militant hotel workers union UNITE-HERE Local 11 orchestrated a shut-down of the busy intersection of Katella Avenue and Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim. It was a deliberate attempt disrupt the opening day of the NAMM Show – the Anaheim Convention Center’s biggest trade show. Local 11 was in a labor dispute with the Sheraton Anaheim Hotel, ...

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Anaheim City Council Mothballs Premium Pay Ordinance

The Anaheim City Council voted on Tuesday to effectively kill a proposal to impose a $3 an hour premium pay mandate on targeted grocery stores and retailers – a proposal originated by Councilman Jose F. Moreno at the behest of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union. The UFCW has been a major donor to Councilman Moreno’s campaigns, making ...

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Al Jabbar Called Out For Moral Blindness On Terrorist Attacks Against Israel

Al Jabbar, Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education member and deputy chief of staff to 4th District Supervisor Doug Chaffee, has been posting up a storm on social media lately, lambasting Israel for defending itself from rocket attacks by Hamas, the terrorist group that run the Gaza, a self-governing Palestinian territory. Jabbar is also a close political ally ...

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Declining Case Rates, Businesses’ Hiring Scramble Argue Against “Premium Pay” Ordinance

Thanks to a continued decline in its COVID-19 case rate, Orange County will lilely enter the least restrictive Yellow Tier next week. This will allow Orange County businesses their widest operating latitude to date. Theme parks such as the Disneyland Resort will be able to increase their capacity to 35% from 25%. Guests must still be either Californians or fully ...

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Jose Moreno’s Premium Pay Proposal Will Hurt Anaheim Businesses, Workers and Families

On May 11, the Anaheim City Council will consider whether to take action on Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s proposal to impose premium pay on Anaheim grocers, retailers and drug stores. It’s proponents like to call it “hazard pay”: a $3-$5 an hour premium tacked onto employees’ existing wages – which currently average $18 an hour for grocery store employees. At ...

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City Council Removes Commissioner Over “China Virus” Comments

At it’s April 27 meeting, the Anaheim City Council voted unanimously to remove Larry Larsen from the Sister City Commission. The removal stemmed from comments Larsen made at the commission’s February and March meetings in opposition to pursuing sister city status with Pudong, China.  Larsen blasted the proposal, pointing to the economic havoc wreaked on Anaheim by what he termed ...

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Disneyland Resort’s Re-Opening Sets Stage For Anaheim Economic Recovery

After being closed for an unprecedented 14-months due to shutdown order by Governor Gavin Newsom, the Disneyland Resort admitted its first guests in more than a year on April 30 – heralding the return of the Happiest Place on Earth and the economic engine of Anaheim. According to the Newsom Administration’s ever-changing re-opening guidelines, the Disneyland Resort is allowed to ...

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