From automotive assembly-line workers to movie stars, 2023 has been a Hot Labor Year—and judging by the attendance at the Los Angeles City Council meeting on November 7th, the enthusiasm of engaged union workers shows no signs of abating. Inspired by the example of the Park Activity Monitors, numerous 3090 members showed up to speak about how their work improves the city during the meeting’s public comment section.
They were preceded by an impressive showing of Unite Here! Local 11, who filled the chamber to the brim to support agenda Item 35, “Land Use and Replacement Housing Requirements for Developers,” which if implemented would help provide more affordable housing within the city. The draft of the ordinance was approved in a 5-1 vote by the Los Angeles City Planning Commission on November 16th, and now awaits approval by the City Council.
President Larry Gates is looking forward to organizing more showings of 3090 members at City Council meetings, and encourages all members to monitor the 3090 website for announcements.