Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 15:05:29 -0800 (PST)

Union Official Fights Anaheim ID Law

Irvine -- Subversity, a public affairs program on KUCI, Tuesday February 27, 20001 features a discussion with John Earl, assistant to the president of Local 681, Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Union, on the situation in Anaheim, where critics of a city ordinance requiring IDs for certain janitors and hotel employees are fighting enforcment of the ordinance, which they argue is unconstitutional. Anaheim has also been the locus of anti-immigrant sentiment in recent months. The show airs from 4-5 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, and is Webcast at simultaneously.

We also discuss the union's recent successful drive to add more members, and its fight to unionize the Crown Plaza Hotel in Garden Grove.

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Earl formerly hosted "The News Gap" on KUCI, where it aired for several years.

Earl and other critics of the ordinance are showing up at the Anaheim City Council meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday right after the show. The council meets at City Council Chambers, City Hall East, 200 South Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim. According to Earl, the city declined to place the matter on the agenda, but opponents of the law hope to raise the issue during "public speaking" segment of the meeting. Other community members and people interested in civil rights are expected to show up.

For recent articles on the controversy, see:

"Workplace Anger over Police Screenings", Los Angeles Times, February 23, 2001.

Anaheim Plans to Amend ID Requirement, Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2001.


Daniel C. Tsang
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