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Title
Soledad Garcia Interview
Creator
Soledad Garcia
Karen Brodkin
Date Created and/or Issued
January 29, 2016
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library
Collection
UNITE HERE Local 11 Oral History Project
Rights Information
Copyrighted
Copyright UC Regents and UNITE HERE Local 11. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Rights Holder and Contact
UC Regents, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2107 Los Angeles, CA 90095. UNITE HERE Local 11 464 South Lucas Avenue, Suite 201 Los Angeles, CA 90017
Description
Biography/History: Soledad Garcia was born and raised in Oaxaca, México. She came to the United States in the late 1990s and got a job as a housekeeper in Beverly Hills. She later became a room attendant at the Viceroy Hotel, a nonunion hotel in Santa Monica. She was a leader in the campaign to unionize her workplace and went on to work as an organizer with UNITE HERE Local 11. She has become a mentor for other organizers in the union.
Scope/Content: Interview Contents: Early life in Oaxaca and immigrating to the United States — Work as a housekeeper in a private home in Beverly Hills — Work as a room attendant at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica — Work with HERE Local 11 at the Viceroy Hotel — Santa Monica Living Wage campaign — Becoming a full-time organizer in 2005 — Impact of working in the union on her personal life — Mentoring immigrant Latinx workers — Gender dynamics of union organizers in Los Angeles — Campaigns along Century Boulevard, in Long Beach, and elsewhere.
Type
moving image
Form/Genre
Oral histories
Extent
1:07:09
Language
English
eng
Subject
Labor unions--California--Los Angeles
Labor union locals--California--Los Angeles
Soledad Garcia
UNITE HERE (Organization)
Place
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Long Beach (Calif.)

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